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St. Charles Boy Scout Volunteer Charged With Sex Act

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A book photo of Michael Engler of St. Charles, via St. Louis County Police.

A book photo of Michael Engler of St. Charles, via St. Louis County Police.

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOX) - A St. Charles man has been charged with “attempting to persuade, induce, entice and coerce a minor to engage in sexual activity.”

Michael Engler, 50, is a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. His arrest came after an undercover sting by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, St. Louis County Police, U.S. Secret Service, and other law enforcement agencies.

According to police, Engler agreed to meet a 14-year-old boy for sex.

Engler has been taken into custody but law enforcement officials say the search for other possible victims continues.

St. Louis County Police said in a news release Tuesday that “investigators are particularly concerned because of Engler’s volunteering activities with the Boy Scouts of America.”

Anyone with information about Michael Engler is asked to call St. Louis County Police at (314) 889-2341 or the St. Charles Sheriff’s Department at (636) 949-0809.

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