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Mehlville sexual assault suspect dangerous man, mother says

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Larry Alverson, accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl, left his mother a note and his ankle monitor when he left her home. Larry Alverson, accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl, left his mother a note and his ankle monitor when he left her home.
Larry Alverson, 41, of Belleville is charged with one count of first degree burglary, three counts of statutory sodomy of a child under 12 with a weapon, and three counts of armed criminal action. He allegedly assaulted an 11-year-old girl in Mehlville Larry Alverson, 41, of Belleville is charged with one count of first degree burglary, three counts of statutory sodomy of a child under 12 with a weapon, and three counts of armed criminal action. He allegedly assaulted an 11-year-old girl in Mehlville
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The mother of the 41-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl after breaking into her home has spoken out, saying her son has mental issues and is a dangerous man.

Larry Alverson was arrested in south St. Louis Tuesday morning after allegedly following an 11-year-old girl home from Shop N’ Save, breaking into her home and sexually assaulting her.

Larry’s mother, Ida Alverson, said he was recently released four months early from a two and a half year prison sentence for criminal trespassing, the latest in a string of trouble with the law Larry has had since his teenage years.

Ida told News 4 she allowed Larry to move back in with her after his early prison release, even though it made her “very uncomfortable,” but she allowed him to come back “because he had nowhere else to go.”

Police have been searching for Larry since he cut off his ankle monitor on July 13 and left his mother’s home. Larry left his mother a note, saying he did not want to be a burden on her.

Ida said her son is on half a dozen medications for various mental disorders and has a history of breaking into homes to steal women’s socks and underwear.

“He said he’s dealing with some powerful demons and can’t control it,” said Ida Alverson. “But I can’t help… the system should be able to do something for him.”

Authorities cannot be sure there are not more victims, they said. A sex therapist said parents with any concern their child has been sexually assaulted should let their child he or she has not done anything wrong.

“The more casual and relaxed the conversation is about sex, the better, because kids can tell if you are uncomfortable or anxious about the conversation,” said Angela Skurtu, a therapist.

Ida Alverson said since her son has been in and out of prison, she doesn’t think Larry is able to adapt to freedom.

“He’s sick,” Ida said, “They keep letting him out… why can’t mandate someone to a mental facility?”

Larry’s mother said her heart goes out to any victims and their families.

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