Former St. Louis paramedic pleads guilty to child enticement charges
By Lakisha Jackson
(KMOV.com) -- A former St. Louis Fire Department paramedic pleaded guilty to federal child enticement and transportation charges before a United States District Judge Monday morning.
According to court documents, between June 2010 and March 2011, Noah Seth Bledsoe, 32, utilized his computer and smart phone to access the internet, Skype, Facebook, texting, photo texting, chats, electronic mail and cellular voice communications to find and communicate with three male subjects under the age of 18.
The purpose of these communications was to persuade the boys to engage in sexual activities with him. On three different occasions, Bledsoe attempted to, or had sexual relations with two minor males, and traveled to Illinois and brought the third boy to his residence in St. Louis.
Bledsoe pled guilty to one felony count of attempting to persuade or coerce a minor to engage in sexual activity, one count of persuading a minor to engage in sexual activity and one felony count of transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.
Sentencing has been set for May 10, 2012. Bledsoe faces a penalty range of 10 years to life in prison and/or fines up to $250,000.