Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Charles Smith: Man Who Dragged 15-Year Old Girl Into Car Is Captured

Posted By on Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 9:49 AM

click to enlarge Charles_B_Smith.jpg
The man who forced a 15-year old girl into the back of his van, robbed her and began to undress her has been caught. Charles B. Smith, 26, is charged with kidnapping, attempted forcible rape, first degree robbery and three counts of armed criminal action.

The assault happened at 6 a.m. Monday morning in the 7500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in St. Louis as the girl was walking to her bus stop.

Police say Smith forced her into his van at knife point and drove her to a garage. There he took her cell phone and backpack and removed her clothes in preparation for a sexual assault. The girl was able to fight her way free (biting him in the hand), and escaped from the car.

The judge ordered Smith held without bond.

Tags: , ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 22nd, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation