Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Thomas Kinkade and a 16-year-old girl disappeared together for nine days in January and were found in Monroe County.
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. …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Police said the pair drove to Iowa and Nebraska, returning home when their money ran out.
A Wright City man who disappeared along with a 16-year-old girl was charged Friday with second-degree statutory rape. The girl had been listed as an endangered juvenile. The two returned Jan. 23 when they ran out of money, according to a police report. St. Charles County Sheriff’s detectives said Benjamin Kinkade, 27, and the 16-year-old girl fled the state together Jan. 14 after her father dropped her off at work at Kentucky Fried Chicken in St. Peters. According to court documents, the Kinkade met the girl and the two went to Iowa and Nebraska. Detectives said Kinkade also entered the girl’s St. Charles County residence in the early morning hours on Jan. 14 and the two had consensual sex. Kinkade is a registered sex offender. He entered …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Jason Champion pleaded guilty Friday to six sexually related crime, including statutory rape, statutory sodomy and sexual assault.
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- Joe Scott
Thursday, November 8, 2012
A St. Peters man pleaded guilty to six sex crimes Friday in St. Charles County Circuit Court. Jason Champion, 22, of the first block of Churchill Downs Drive in St. Peters, entered a guilty plea to two counts of sexual assault, two counts of second-degree statutory rape, and two counts of statutory sodomy. Circuit Court Judge Ted House sentenced Champion to seven years in prison on each count. The sentences will run concurrently. Prosecutors dismissed five charges against Champion: two counts of forcible rape, two counts of child molestation and one count of forcible sodomy. Champion was accused of raping a 16-year-old girl at a mutual friend's apartment. The victim told police the two weren't alone in the apartment, but Champion waited …