Shawn Hornbeck featured in new child-safety PSAs - KMOV.com

Shawn Hornbeck featured in new child-safety PSAs

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Shawn Hornbeck and his parents are featured in new public service announcements aimed at raising awareness about child safety.

The PSAs were released Tuesday, the third anniversary of Hornbeck's discovery in the suburban St. Louis apartment of his captor, Michael Devlin.

Hornbeck had been missing since October 2002, when he left home in the Washington County town of Richwoods on his bicycle to meet a friend. Police found Hornbeck and another eastern Missouri boy, Ben Ownby, in Devlin's apartment on Jan. 12, 2007.

Devlin was convicted of kidnapping and abusing the boys and was sentenced to multiple life sentences.

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