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O’Fallon Kidnapper’s Disturbing Plan Revealed

Disturbing details have been released about the intentions of a 17-year-old who, police say, kidnapped an O’Fallon girl Thursday morning. The girl was quickly found by police and the alleged kidnapper is in custody with a $1.5 million bond.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, court documents says that John Thomas Classen planned to kill the 10-year-old girl, rape her, and photograph her posed body. Police say that Classen had left details of his intentions on his cellphone.

The kidnapping had been planned and possibly rehearsed. Classen, who was a friend of the victim’s older brother, had visited the home a few days before and left a window unlocked.

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