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Man Harassed St. Peters Teen, Left Threatening Messages, Police Say

Police said the man's actions are "becoming increasingly aggressive."

A man faces criminal charges after police said he’s harassed a St. Peters teen since Aug. 5.

A deputy said in a report that Edward Tessmer, 45, of the 400 block of Mar-Ton Estates Drive in O’Fallon has been calling the girl repeatedly, cursing and threatening her over a civil dispute.

Tessmer also went to the woman’s home on Harvest Meadow Court in Monday and tried to take property that belongs to the teen, an officer said. He falsely stating he had a mechanic’s lien on the property and had a police officer with him, according to court documents.

Tessmer was charged Wednesday with harassing a person age 17 or under.

The girl recorded several verbally abusive phone messages from Tessmer, police said.

Police said Tessmer had been warned not to contact the teenager before his visit. The deputy said in the report his actions have become increasingly aggressive.

Three ex parte orders of protection have been served against Tessmer, the most recent order being handed down Aug. 12.

According to the deputy’s report, Tessmer also was arrested Aug. 22 for violating an order of protection, trespassing and assaulting his ex-wife.

Bond was set at $2,000 on the harassment charge.

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Amanda Tate September 04, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Why would he just decide he's going to harass this girl out of nowhere? There's got to be a reason. What's the whole story?
Jaycen Rigger September 04, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Yeah, I don't want grown men harrassing young ladies, but without context, it's really hard to make a judgement. This kind of reporting is irresponsible. As far as we know, this guy could have a legitimate claim, and mom and the daughter are using the local media to screw the guy out of hundreds or thousands of dollars. What if he did repair work for them and they won't pay?
William Braudis September 04, 2012 at 04:44 PM
I have to agree that this Story is incomplete, and why, I have no idea. I am now certain that the water supply in Saint Charles County must be causing a mental imbalance among girly boys. Girly boy attacks, girl friend, Mother, Grandmother, wife, next door lady, blind woman walking down street, counter girl and etc., etc.

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