Man confesses to child molestation in police job interview

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 26 at 12:40 PM

PARK HILLS, Mo (KMOV.com) -- A Park Hills man was charged with several counts of statutory sodomy after admitting to the crime during a job interview with the Missouri State Highway Patrol last month.

Christopher Stringham, 26, of Park Hills, has been charged with 20 counts of first-degree statutory sodomy. His bond was set at $500,000.

According to court records, Stringham applied for a job at the Missouri State Highway Patrol May 15. During the interview, Stringham was asked if he had ever engaged in a sexual crime he could be convicted of and he said yes.

Stringham told the interviewing sergeant about inappropriately touching a child several times. He implied it was an accident each time.

After the interview, other law enforcement agencies were contacted and an investigation was started.

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