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Lake Saint Louis man found guilty after using Pokemon Go to arrange sex with child

William Richard Conner

William Richard Conner, 48, of Lake Saint Louis will be sentenced in April after arranging online for a Pokemon Go meetup and sexual contact with an undercover police officer posing as a child.

The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s office announced yesterday that Conner, who was charged with one count of enticement of a child, one count of attempted statutory rape second degree, one count of attempted statutory sodomy second degree and one count of sexual misconduct or attempted sexual misconduct involving a child, was found guilty in a jury trial. All four charges are felonies.

Conner was charged in July 2016 after he responded to an ad to meet up and play Pokemon Go and made sexual requests. The other party, however, was an undercover officer posing a child under the age of 15. When Conner tried to meet up with the child at a location in O’Fallon, he was arrested.

Conner was released on $25,000 bond in August of 2016, with orders by the judge to not use a smart phone or social media and to only use a computer or travel to meet his accounting clients under supervision. In February of 2017, he was ordered to have no contact with any children under the age of 18.

On January 30, the first day of the trail, the Conner asked for the charges to be dismissed, claiming entrapment. The motion was denied.

 

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