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. …
The charges include four incidents dating back to June 2011, police said.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A St. Charles County man was indicted by a St. Charles County grand jury Friday on 11 counts of sex crimes, including forcible rape and child molestation. Jason W. Champion, 22, of the first block of Churchill Downs Drive in unincorporated St. Charles County near St. Peters, faces the following charges: The charges stem from incidents on four dates: June 4, 2011; June 24, 2011; May 21 and June 17. Champion originally was charged with forcible rape and statutory sodomy in St. Peters on May 21. An investigation uncovered more allegations, including some in St. Charles, according to police. Champion is being held in St. Charles County Corrections in lieu of a $100,000, cash-only bond. His request for a bond reduction was denied July 25. For …