Authorities say the boy’s mother, grandmother and aunt planned the ruse to scare him because they believed he was too nice to people.
The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, is calling on Archbishop Robert Carlson to warn the flock about Gary Wolken, now 48, who is scheduled for release Feb. 23 from the Bonne Terre prison.
Police say the boy’s mother, grandmother and aunt planned the ruse last week to scare him, because they believed he was too nice to people. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says the family wanted to teach him about possible danger from strangers.
They told Lincoln County deputies they were teaching the 6-year-old boy about “stranger danger.”
Firefighters pulled the 4-year-old boy, 6-year-old girl and the children’s grandmother from their burning home in the 1000 block of Roth.
Cody Bunch was arrested and charged with one count of abuse of a child-resulting in death.
A 10-year-old St. Louis boy has lost four fingers in a fireworks accident.
Demetri Phillips, age 12, was accidentally shot by his friend after they found a gun.
Nobody’s seen nor heard from Christopher Marks since Sunday night when he headed off to use a rope swing on the Meramec River.
In critical condition with gunshot wound to chest.