Friday, December 21, 2012
The 2011 sexual assault of a then 15-year-old victim occurred behind a building near South Ballas and Old Big Bend roads.
A Manchester man was sentenced to 28 years in prison earlier this week for the 2011 rape of a then 15-year-old girl in Kirkwood. Robert B. Hunt, who was 19 at the time of the incident, was found guilty of one count of forcible rape and one count of armed criminal action on Tuesday, according to court documents. Both charges are felonies. Hunt was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the charge of rape and 3 years in prison for the charge of armed criminal action. The sentences will be served consecutively. According to Kirkwood police, around noon on Aug. 15, 2011, Hunt was riding his bicycle near South Ballas and Old Big Bend roads, when he came across the minor teenage victim, who was sitting on a bench. The two began talking and Hunt …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Kirkwood resident Sean Adams was sentenced to 35 years in prison Thursday for the armed sexual assault of a neighbor and other felony charges.
Sean Adams, 20, of Kirkwood, was sentenced to 35 years in prison Thursday for the rape of a neighbor in October 2010, KSDK reports. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) In July, Adams, a 2010 graduate of Kirkwood High School, pleaded guilty in St. Louis County court to charges of forcible rape, first-degree burglary, first-degree assault and three counts of forcible sodomy. One count of armed criminal action accompanied each charge, according to court documents. The charges followed a sexual assault of a neighbor of Adams on Oct. 7, 2010. The victim lived on North Harrison Avenue. Adams, who was 19 at the time, lived in 200 block of Reedway Drive, according to the Webster-Kirkwood Times. Armed with …
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…
Friday, July 20, 2012
Sean Adams pleaded guilty Tuesday to the armed sexual assault of a Kirkwood neighbor. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 6.
Kirkwood High School graduate Sean Adams (class of 2010) pleaded guilty Tuesday to the 2010 forcible rape of a Kirkwood woman who was in her 50s. (Stay up-to-date on Kirkwood news by signing up for our free, daily newsletter and liking us on Facebook.) Adams pleaded guilty in St. Louis County court to charges of forcible rape, first-degree burglary, first-degree assault and three counts of forcible sodomy. One count of armed criminal action accompanied each charge, according to court documents. Sentencing for Adams is scheduled for Sept. 6. The charges followed a sexual assault of a neighbor of Adams on Oct. 7, 2010. The victim lived on North Harrison Avenue. Adams, who was 19 at the time, lived in 200 block of Reedway Drive, according to …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Incident occurred near South Ballas and Old Big Bend Roads on Monday.
On Wednesday, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 19-year-old man from Manchester with with one count forcible rape, one count forcible sodomy and two counts of armed criminal action in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Kirkwood. According to police, at about noon on Monday, Robert B. Hunt was riding his bicycle near South Ballas and Old Big Bend Roads, when he came across the minor teenage victim, who was sitting on a bench. The two began talking and Hunt convinced the girl to walk behind a business. Once there, he sexually assaulted her, police say in a statement released Wednesday. Hunt, who was arrested on Tuesday, will be transferred to the St. Louis County Jail, where he will be held on $150,000 …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The alleged sexual assault occurred near Old Big Bend and South Ballas Roads and involved a minor, police say.
Kirkwood police arrested a 19-year-old Manchester man Tuesday for forcible rape, the Kirkwood Police Department says in a statement released Tuesday. On Monday, police received a report of a daytime outdoor sexual assault involving a minor teenage girl near Old Big Bend and South Ballas Roads. The suspect is being held pending the presentation of the case to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Because of the age of the victim, the nature of the crime and the fact that the case is still under investigation, Kirkwood police are releasing no further information at this time. The following arrest information was supplied by the Kirkwood Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.