Probably the most talked-about crime in St. Louis this year was the murder of Megan Boken. Boken, a 23-year-old SLU graduate who had returned to town to play in an alumni volleyball game, was sitting in a parked car in the Central West End on a Saturday afternoon in August when a teenager opened the driver-side door and shot her to death.
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The Boken case alarmed St. Louisans because the murder happened in broad daylight in a safe neighborhood (and, let's face it, because the victim was young, white and educated -- see item three on this list). But there were plenty of other crimes in St. Louis this year. Here's a look back at the ten worst.
10. Dog Molester: Police got more than they bargained for when they arrived at Dana Kintz and Shawn Ingram's south St. Louis home back in May. Kintz had originally called 911 to complain that Ingram had hit her. Upon checking Ingram's record, the cops discovered he'd been arrested for child pornography possession in Illinois. A search of Ingram's phone proved he hadn't quite broken the habit. And then Kintz told the police that Ingram had made her perform oral sex on their dog and taken pictures which, yes, were on his phone, too. Both Ingram and Kintz were charged with misdemeanors. The dog has run away.
9. Unwanted Visitor: David J. Keithley of Marshfield, Missouri, complained "had needs because he's a married man and not 'getting any.'" Which is probably why he felt the need to sexually assault his friend while she was under heavy sedation in the hospital. Of course he denied it when she woke up with a slightly unsettling feeling that something weird had happened, but it had all been recorded by the hospital security cameras.
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