Click for St. Louis, Missouri Forecast

// a href = ./ // St Louis News, Weather, Sports, The Big 550 AM, St Louis Traffic, Breaking News in St Louis

Online pharmacy:fesmag.com/tem

Have you a sex problem? Please visit our site:fesmag.com/medic

 
 
 

   EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - A southwestern Illinois man faces up to 15 years in federal prison now that he's admitted to paying undercover investigators $1,500 in hopes of having sex with a seven year old girl.

   The Belleville News-Democrat reports that 65 year old David Driskill of Carrollton has pleaded guilty in East St. Louis to commercial sex trafficking. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 7.

   Authorities say Driskill sent text messages in May to a woman, offering to pay $3,000 if she could arrange for to have sex with a child between 7 and 11 years old. The woman instead notified authorities and cooperated with them.

   Driskill was arrested days later at a Jerseyville apartment after paying an undercover federal investigator $1,500 for the supposed sexual encounter with a girl.

 

Published in Local News
Missouri voters may be asked to amend the state Constitution to make prosecuting child sex offenders easier.

A 2007 Missouri Supreme Court ruling had banned prosecutors in child sex abuse cases from using "propensity evidence," which is often used to show a suspect has a proclivity to do the alleged crime. The ruling made Missouri the most restrictive state in the nation by banning such evidence as prior convictions.

Representative John McCaherty, a High Ridge Republican, filed a bill that would allow prosecutors to use prior convictions, along with findings by the state Children's Services Division indicating that sexual abuse of a child did occur, even if there were no charges filed.

The measure has already cleared the House and is now in the hands of the Senate.
Published in Local News

Latest News

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
Prev Next

TRANS FAT DOESN'T STIR MUCH 'NANNY STATE' DEBATE

WASHINGTON (AP) -- They are among our most personal daily decisions: what to eat or drink. Maybe what to inhale. Now that the governm...

SOCIAL MEDIA ERUPT OVER 'BIGGEST LOSER' WINNER

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A day after Rachel Fredrickson won the latest season of "The Biggest Loser," after shedding nearly 60 percent of her body weight, attention wasn't focused on...

NONPROFIT LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO REACH UNINSURED

NONPROFIT LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO REACH UNINSURED

CHICAGO (AP) -- A nonprofit group helping to spread the word about President Barack Obama's health care overhaul launched a campaign Tuesday that will target states with high numbe...

STUDIES TAKE EARLY LOOK AT HEALTH LAW'S PREMIUMS

STUDIES TAKE EARLY LOOK AT HEALTH LAW'S PREMIUMS

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law won't be cheap, but cost-conscious consumers hunting for lower premiums will have plenty of options, acco...

FDA CHIEF DEFENDS ZOHYDRO AS CRITICISM INTENSIFIES

FDA CHIEF DEFENDS ZOHYDRO AS CRITICISM INTENSIFIES

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Debate over a powerful new painkiller ratcheted up Thursday as the head of the Food and Drug Administration defended the drug's approval and a West Virginia S...

US SUICIDE RATE ROSE SHARPLY AMONG MIDDLE-AGED

US SUICIDE RATE ROSE SHARPLY AMONG MIDDLE-AGED

NEW YORK (AP) -- The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans climbed a startling 28 percent in a decade, a period that included the recession and the mortgage crisis, the governme...

BILL GATES, 5 SCIENTISTS WIN LASKER MEDICAL PRIZES

BILL GATES, 5 SCIENTISTS WIN LASKER MEDICAL PRIZES

NEW YORK (AP) -- Two scientists who illuminated how brain cells communicate, three researchers who developed implants that let deaf people hear and philanthropists Bill and Melinda...

JURY CONVICTS FORMER DOCTOR IN VEGAS HEP C CASE

JURY CONVICTS FORMER DOCTOR IN VEGAS HEP C CASE

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A prominent former Las Vegas doctor and endoscopy clinic owner was convicted Monday of all 27 criminal charges against him - including second-degree murder - in a...

© 2013 KTRS All Rights Reserved