A Wright City man connected to a teen who went missing in January was indicted on several charges for having sex with a 16-year-old girl.
A St. Charles County grand jury on Friday indicted Benjamin Kinkade, 27, on second-degree statutory rape, second-degree child molestation and first-degree trespassing.
St. Peters Police searched for Kinkade after he and a 16-year-old girl disappeared on Jan. 14. The girl told her parents she was working a shift at KFC, but instead met with Kinkade. Kinkade and the girl met while working at KFC in St. Peters.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Department found the girl nine days later after Kinkade’s relatives tipped them off.
Kinkade posted a $50,000 bond and was released from St. Charles County jail Feb. 5.
Kinkade is a registered sex offender in Missouri. According to court documents, Kinkade entered a guilty plea on a charge of first-degree statutory rape in 2005. He was convicted of statutory rape after having sex with a 12-year-old in 2002 when he was 17.
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