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Lowry City man arrested for sex crimes involving a child
Dennis Palmer

     On Dec. 9, Dennis Palmer, 65, rural Lowry City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with seven felony sex crimes involving a child.

     Palmer is charged with a class B felony charge of child molestation-first degree, an unclassified felony charge of attempted statutory rape-fist degree, an unclassified felony charge of attempt sexual intercourse with another person under 14-years-old, three unclassified felony charges of statutory sodomy-first degree-deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 14-years-old, an unclassified felony charge of enticement of a child (actor is 21-years of age or older and child is less than 15-years-old), and a class C felony charge of sexual misconduct or attempt involving a child under 15-years-old second and subsequent offense.

     The charges stem from an investigation that started in August after a hotline call to Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division was made concerning several alleged incidents that occurred between December 2012 and June 2013 when a child was staying at Palmer’s residence.  The Missouri State Technical Assistance Team and the Clinton Police Department assisted the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.

     Palmer is being held in the St. Clair County Jail. Bond is set at $75,000 cash or surety.

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