CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A St. Louis County man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for slamming and hitting the head of his girlfriend's 10-month-old daughter, causing critical injuries. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 23-year-old Richard Bonnard of Glasgow Village pleaded guilty to child abuse and was sentenced Feb. 11. Charges say the child was abused on Oct. 2, 2017, at a home near Florissant. The infant survived.
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A former Catholic priest is facing new charges a decade after being declared sexually violent and admitting he abused about 30 boys in Illinois, California and Missouri. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 74-year-old Fred Lenczycki of suburban Chicago was charged Thursday in Missouri with deviate sexual assault. Investigators allege he abused two boys in the 1990s in suburban St. Louis. He was removed from the ministry in 2002, when was charged with sexually abusing three boys in Illinois.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 25-year-old political consultant and former state legislative aide pleaded guilty to engaging in activities related to child pornography. In exchange for Carter Clinton Ballmann's plea on Thursday, a count of selling or buying children was dropped. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Ballman, of Jefferson City, was arrested April 17 at the Missouri State Capitol as part of a child predator sting.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 42-year-old homeless man is facing federal charges accusing him of robbing six St. Louis-are businesses late last year. Sean M. Boure faces 13 robbery and gun charges. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that he was indicted Jan. 31 and waived a detention hearing on Thursday. The indictment accuses Boure of robbing five mobile phone stores and a fast food restaurant between Sept. 5 and Nov. 23.
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