DNA Links Inmate to 10-Year-Old Sex Crime

1 decade 4 months 4 days ago Wednesday, August 15 2007 Aug 15, 2007 Wednesday, August 15, 2007 3:35:22 AM CDT August 15, 2007 in News
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CLAYTON (AP) - A 39-year-old man serving six years in prison for possessing child pornography faces new charges in a decade-old, child sex crime case. William "Alex" Field was charged yesterday with kidnapping a six-year-old girl from an address in Clayton, taking her into a garage, and forcibly sodomizing her. The crime occurred in May 1997. The case had been inactive until DNA tests pointed to Field. Last year, Field began serving a six-year sentence at the state prison in Pacific for 12 counts of possessing child pornography. Tests of a DNA sample he provided matched the 1997 case. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch says Field traveled the Midwest taking photos of children for his employer. He's alerting authorities in Indiana, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Ohio, Illinois and Missouri.

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