Statehouse Sex Scandals Carry Public Costs and ConsequencesIt's as if politicians have forgotten the lessons of former President Bill Clinton, who was impeached in 1998 — but ultimately remained in office — after being accused of lying about his sexual relationship with a White House intern.
Missouri Executes Man for Killing 19-Year-OldMissouri inmate who killed a 19-year-old woman after sexually attacking her and tying her to a cemetery tree has been executed.
Sextortion, Cyber Crime Targeting Young Boys and GirlsSextortion is a growing internet crime that is targeting young girls and boys.
Troy Man Charged with Sexual Assault of a ChildMichael Anthony Rasmussen, 54, was charged by the Madison County prosecutor and is jailed on a $500,000 bond.
St. Louis News Editors Spar Over Police Report Details Included in ArticleWas Friday’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch story on former Missouri House Speaker John Diehl and a past affair with a Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon staffer newsworthy, and should it have included the name of a possible victim of sexual assault?
Hastert Makes 1st Court Appearance in Hush-Money CaseDennis Hastert appeared in court Tuesday for the first time since he was indicted, pleading not guilty to charges that he violated banking rules and lied to the FBI in a scheme to pay $3.5 million in hush money to conceal misconduct from his days as a high school teacher.
Latest on Hastert: Woman Says Her Brother Had Sex with Ex-SpeakerA Montana woman says the FBI interviewed her about her allegations that her brother had a sexual relationship with Dennis Hastert, the high school wrestling coach who became speaker of the House.
Missouri House Elects Speaker After Resignation Over TextsThe Missouri House unanimously elected Majority Leader Todd Richardson to take over the chamber's top spot on Friday following the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl, who acknowledged exchanging sexually suggestive text messages with a Capitol intern.
Intern in Sexting Scandal Breaks SilenceKatie Graham, of Joplin, Mo., and a student at Missouri Southern State University, sent out a statement late Thursday evening.
Missouri House Speaker Resigns After Intern Text MessagesDiehl on Thursday said he is resigning both from his House speaker's position and from his elected job as a Republican representative from suburban St. Louis.
Diehl: 'It Was a Stupid Thing To Do, and I'm Sorry'A screenshot of sexual text messages exchanged between Missouri House Speaker John Diehl and a Capitol intern has been released by the Kansas City Star.
Lawmaker Pushes for Cameras in Nursing Homes to Prevent Abuse, NeglectA St. Louis-area woman says she would have put a camera in her husband's nursing home room had she known what she knows now.

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