Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Baptist minister held on child molestation charges

Baptist minister held on child molestation charges

Bill Reker
Crime,Local News
12:12 am

AFFTON, MO (KMOX) – A Baptist Minister who was called a trusted family friend who had been babysitting a toddler is now accused of molesting the child.

The St. Louis County Prosecutor’s office filed charges against 48 year old Terry L. McDowell of the 92-hundred block of Alpine Drive in Affton.

St. Louis County Police Sgt. Gary Gwinn says the investigation began when the Department of Social Services received a hotline call concerning the victim, a three year old girl.

The child told investigators the assault happened once between January and May of this year when the two were alone in his St. Louis County home. Sgt. Gwinn says they want other alleged victims of McDowell to come forward.

McDowell is being held on a $50,000 dollars bond.

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