Oct 09, 2019 5:01 PM

Missouri police officer accused of arranging to have sex with teen

Posted Oct 09, 2019 5:01 PM





Baer is being held in Crawford County


WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri police officer has been charged with arranging to meet a woman and have sex with her 14-year-old daughter after it turned out that the woman was actually an undercover FBI employee.


The sex charge was filed Tuesday in federal court against 41-year-old Clint Baer, one day after an FBI sting in Wentzville.


An affidavit says he was arrested while walking to a hotel, where the teen was supposed to be waiting, with a woman whom he believed was her mother. An FBI agent say Baer admitted giving the woman money for the hotel room, but said he wasn't sure that he was going to go through with having sex with the teen.


The Centralia police department says Baer is no longer an employee.

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86-year-old former Missouri minister deemed sexually violent




ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jurors have ruled that an 86-year-old former southwest Missouri minister is a sexually violent predator who should remain confined even though he has completed a 15-year prison sentence for sodomizing teenage boys.


Jurors reached the verdict last month in the case against Donald Peckham, but the case records weren't publicized until Tuesday. Prosecutors say Peckham, who is from Sarcoxie, sexually abused at least 14 boys between 12 and 16 years old over the course of 30 years and continued to victimize young boys until he was 67 years old.


Defense attorney Amy Clay says the decision to indefinitely commit Peckham to a treatment program run by the Missouri Department of Mental Health amounts to a "life sentence" because few people get through it.