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Man Accused of Sexually Trafficking a Minor Pleads to Lesser Charge

Police reported the man originally asked a woman to bring him a "12-year-old virgin" so he could have sex with her.

A man originally charged with sexual trafficking of a child under age 18 and other crimes pleaded guilty Oct. 4 to reduced charges of soliciting prostitution and drug possession.

Mohammad Teimoortagh, was given a $300 fine for soliciting prostitution, a misdemeanor, and a $5,000 fine for possession of a controlled substance.

On Sept. 28, a St. Charles County grand jury indicted Teimoortagh on charges of attempted sexual trafficking of a child under age 18, first-degree promoting prostitution, second-degree attempted statutory rape and possession of a controlled substance.

Previously, St. Peters Police and St. Charles County Drug Task Force detectives reported that Teimoortagh had approached a police informant and asked her to provide him with a 12-year-old virgin with whom he could have sex.

The woman told police about the encounter and in cooperation with police set up a rendezvous with Teimoortagh at a St. Peters hotel. She agreed give him a 14-year-old girl in exchange for $100. However, the girl never existed.

Instead, St. Peters Police arrested Teimoortagh when he arrived.

Teimoortagh also had 59 grams of marijuana with him when he was arrested on Aug. 6.

Neither Teimoortagh’s attorney, Matthew Fry of the Rosenblum, Schwartz, Rogers & Glass law firm, nor St. Charles Prosecuting Attorney Jack Banas returned phone calls from Patch Thursday.

See previous St. Charles Patch articles on this story:

  • Man Indicted for Sexual Trafficking of Child Under 18
Nikki A October 15, 2012 at 12:52 PM
That is ridiculous! He should have been charged with the original charges. What if the person he had gone too wasn't an informant and brought him a 14 year old? This makes me sick, and who is to say he hasn't done this before?!
Devon Seddon October 15, 2012 at 06:24 PM
That's why we have due process. So that someone can't just accuse you of something & that be enough for a conviction. In this case, EVEN THE PROSECUTOR does not believe this guy asked for a minor. EVEN THE JUDGE said that this informant could not be trusted, and that she made-up the part about the minor to try & help herself in her OWN criminal case. Just because your emotional strings get plucked, does not mean everyone who is accused by a liar, is guilty.

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