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Chessmaster accused of forcing young son to drink alcohol

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Andre Diamont, 25, is charged with child endangerment. He allegedly offered his son $20 for each shot of Saki. Police believe Diamant has fled to his native Brazil Andre Diamont, 25, is charged with child endangerment. He allegedly offered his son $20 for each shot of Saki. Police believe Diamant has fled to his native Brazil
SHREWSBURY (KMOV.com) -

A world class chess player who fled the country is accused of forcing his 6-year-old son to drink alcohol.

Authorities are looking for Andre Diamant, 25, who is charged with misdemeanor child endangerment. Diamant came to St. Louis several years ago from Brazil and attends Webster University. Police believe Diamant forced his son to drink alcohol at his Shrewsbury apartment in August, when he allegedly offered the boy $20 for each shot of Saki.

Diamant is one of only 1300 people achieve the distinct rank of grandmaster and has won several tournaments at the St. Louis Chess Club. His estranged wife told News 4 he had a problem with alcohol abuse and sought out his son as drinking partner, often doing so after chess victories.

Diamant was in the custody of Shrewsbury police, but he later fled to Brazil.

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