ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Charges have been filed against a St. Louis man for the kidnapping and rape of a 16-year-old girl.

Timothy Gilbert, 18, has been charged with kidnapping, forcible rape, attempted forcible sodomy, sexual abuse, first-degree burglary, two counts of stealing under $500, and five counts of armed criminal action.

Court documents accuse Gilbert of entering a home in the 3900 block of Delor Street in the overnight hours of December 14 to December 15.

Authorities say he woke a 16-year-old girl and forced her to leave her home through the back door while holding a knife to her neck.

Gilbert is accused of then pulling off her pants and spitting on her before raping and sexually abuse her.

Authorities say Gilbert stole clothing, a purse, and a cell phone from the home.

Gilbert's DNA was found on the victim's bra strap.

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