Community Interest

LAKE ST. LOUIS MAN CHARGED WITH FELONY CHILD SEX-RELATED CRIME

Police searching for other potential victims

(February 21, 2020) - St. Charles County police are searching for potential victims following the arrest of a Lake St. Louis man who engaged in an illegal and inappropriate relationship with a teenage girl reported missing from San Tan Valley, Arizona.

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Larry Deutsch, 54, is facing one felony count of Possession of Child Pornography. He is currently being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond at the St. Charles County Department of Corrections. An investigation revealed that Deutsch lured the victim from her home in Arizona to an apartment in south St. Louis, where she was located by police yesterday morning.

Police have a compelling reason to believe there may be other victims, based on evidence discovered during the investigation. Deutsch was known to have unsupervised contact with children as part of his leadership and service duties at various churches and youth organizations based in St. Charles County and Troy.

The St. Charles County Police Department is asking anyone with information on this investigation and any potential victims to call 636-949-3002.