Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Charged in Sex Crimes

1 decade 5 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, June 14 2007 Jun 14, 2007 Thursday, June 14, 2007 2:12:58 PM UTC June 14, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A former assistant U.S. attorney charged with sex crimes involving two boys appeared in court today. Eric Tolen, 46,  was charged with 18 counts of statutory sodomy in the second degree. Prosecutors say the incidents involve two teenage boys they say Tolen lured to his suburban St. Louis home over the course of three years. Tolen was booked and taken to the St. Louis County jail yesterday. He is being held on a $200,000 bond. Tolen has a private practice law firm and is known for representing controversial Overland Mayor Ann Purzner. He has been under investigation for 10 years.

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