KC Man Convicted of Child Porn Crimes

A Kansas City man who had held positions with organizations working with child abuse victims and latchkey children has been convicted of trafficking in child pornography and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Parole will not be possible for Kevin Richardson, who will be...

Devlin Pleads Not Guilty in Hornbeck Kidnapping

Michael Devlin has pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping, sexually assaulting, and trying to kill Shawn Hornbeck. Devlin is charged with kidnapping Hornbeck when Hornbeck was 11 years old in 2002. Devlin also faces charges in Franklin County in the kidnapping of...

Child Porn Bill Clears Senate

The State Senate has given final approval to SB 5, legislation cracking down on child sex offenders and pornographers and has sent the bill to the House. There are several components of this bill, which is sponsored by Senator John Loudon (R-Chesterfield).  Among...

Senate Gives Preliminary Approval to Child Porn Bill

The State Senate gives preliminary approval to SB 5 , legislation cracking down on child sex offenders and pornographers. A key component of this legislation would allow a victim to sue his or her abuser far into the future. The civil action could be started within...

Dozens of new charges filed against Michael Devlin

71 new charges have been filed against Michael Devlin, the suspect in the kidnapping of Ben Ownby of Beaufort last month and Shawn Hornbeck of Richwoods in 2002. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch has announced he’s charged Devlin with one...
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