Wednesday, October 10, 2012
St. Louis County Police urge people to come forward with reports on other attacks or information on possible suspects.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
St. Louis County Police believe a third attack may be related to two rapes already linked to the same offender in the Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights area. The St. Louis County and Maryland Heights police departments hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday night at Parkway North High School to help inform residents about new developments. About 200 people attended the meeting, which included a free self-defense class led by volunteers from Midwest Krav Magra. “My 32 years of police work tells me this individual will not stop until he’s caught,” St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch told the crowd at the town hall meeting. He said he worked on the South Side Rapist case, which took 25 years to solve. “We want to get information out to people …
Friday, October 5, 2012
St. Louis County police have linked two rapes, including one last month near Parkway North High School, to the same man.
A rape that occurred near Creve Coeur on Sept. 19 is believed to be connected to a serial rapist's attempt to attack Asian women. St. Louis County police believe a serial rapist is targeting Asian women in northwestern St. Louis County and possibly elsewhere throughout the country, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. One of those rapes happened not far from Parkway North High School last month when an 18-year-old girl was walking home from a friend's house near the intersection of Bennington Road and Fee Fee Road. During that rape, a Hispanic man described as approximately 5-feet-6 inches and weighing about 180 pounds approached, grabbed and sexually assaulted the teen girl. Police were able to forensically link that case and another …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Authorities are still investigating a reported rape that took place near the intersection of Fee Fee and Bennington Road Wednesday night.
St. Louis County Police responded to a high school softball game Thursday night at Parkway North after a parent reported seeing someone who matched the description of a man authorities are searching for in connection with a suspected rape case in the area. Patch has pictures from the scene tweeted by onlookers, showing St. Louis County Police taking a man into custody. Friday morning, a department spokesperson said the person arrested was connected to a warrant, although the spokesperson did not immediately know the circumstances of the warrant. Swab tests were done on the person brought in Thursday, but Randy Vaughn, the Media Relations Officer, said that person's age doesn't match with the suspect in the rape case. Police have described…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Authorities are looking for a man who a woman said raped her near the intersection of Fee Fee Road and Bennington Road, across the street from Parkway North High School.
St. Louis County Police say they are investigating a woman's report that she was raped late Wednesday night. According to a Thursday news release, an 18 year-old woman said she was walking home from a friend's house when she was grabbed and sexually assaulted near the intersection of Bennington Road and Fee Fee Road. The man then fled the scene. The department described the suspect as a "heavyset Hispanic male in his 40’s with side burns, approximately 5’6 to 5’8 inches tall, weighing from 175-200 lbs., wearing a grey t-shirt and dark colored pants." A Parkway School District spokeswoman confirmed that the district was notified about the incident. In a letter which went to parents today, Parkway North Principal Jenny Marquart said the …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Claire McCaskill appeared on MSNBC Monday to discuss Todd Akin's comment on 'legitimate rape,' which she calls a 'gut-check' for Missourians.
Claire McCaskill has been quick to respond to Todd Akin's comment Sunday in an interview with Patch news partner FOX2 that aired on Sunday with Charles Jaco in which Akin suggested the female body has ways of shutting down to prevent pregnancy during a "legitimate rape." See: Rep. Todd Akin On Hot Seat Over 'Legitimate Rape' Comment in FOX2 Interview After calling Akin's comment 'offensive' and 'outrageous' in a statement released Sunday, the Missouri Senator appeared on MSNBC Monday. "For the state I love, I hope this is a moment where everyone who hasn't been paying close attention, um, this statement is kind of a window into Todd Akin's mind," McCaskill said on Morning Joe. McCaskill went onto note that Akin won the Republican primary …
U.S. Rep. Todd Akin's Sunday comments about "legitimate rape" prompt questions about definitions of rape—such as forcible/assault rape versus date rape and statutory rape—as well as whether females can get pregnant in all incidences of rape.
Is it possible for a female body to react differently to forcible sexual assaults versus date rape? Are there different "kinds" of rape? Isn't "rape" rape? U.S. Rep. Todd Akin said he misspoke about the topic in a St. Louis-based TV interview on Sunday when asked if he would support abortion in cases of rape, yet strong reactions to his interview remarks continue rumbling on Monday. Akin's comments on Sunday suggesting "legitimate rape" would not cause a woman to get pregant raced like wildfire, even causing Nate Silver, the New York Times election forecaster, to change his mind about the momentum of the related U.S. Senate race. Akin, a Wildwood Republican, is running for the Senate against incumbent Claire McCaskill. In an interview with…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The suspect, Donald Ingerson, worked as a high school teacher at five or six school districts in St. Louis County. He was charged Monday with sexual crimes. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorneys want to know if there are more victims.
A former St. Louis County high school teacher suspected of raping a student in the mid-1970s apparently approached police because he thought he could not be charged in the case, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCullough said. Donald Ingerson, 67, is charged with one count of rape and one count of second-degree statutory sodomy. He taught at five or six school districts in St. Louis County beginning in the 1960s and continuing into the 1990s, McCullough said Tuesday during a news conference at the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton. McCullough declined to identify the districts, though he said districts where the suspect worked have been notified and asked to contact police should additional victims come forward. A …