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Fort Zumwalt janitor charged with attempted enticement of child | #childpredator | #onlinepredator | #sextrafficing | #hacking | #aihp

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. — A St. Louis County man who worked as a janitor at a Fort Zumwalt South Middle School was charged Sunday with attempted enticement of a child after an online “predator catcher” group turned over information to the University City police, charging documents said.

Richard Manor, a 48-year-old St. Ann resident, was charged Sunday, a day after an online group turned him in to University City police during a live stream.

According to a press release from the University City Police Department, officers received a call on Saturday from a group called Predator Catchers Incorporated about a decoy sting they were performing. The group told the officers that they had been posing as a 13-year-old girl on Instagram and chatting with Manor.

According to charging documents, the group told police Manor arranged to meet the girl at Flynn Park in University City “for the purpose of having sex with ‘her,’”

Charging documents said Manor was a janitor at a school in the area. The Fort Zumwalt School District confirms to 5 On Your Side that Richard Manor is an employee of the school district. In a text to families, school leaders confirmed Manor worked at Fort Zumwalt South and said he has been placed on administrative leave.

The charge, attempted enticement or attempted enticement of a child, is a class U felony. Manor’s bond was set at $250,000, cash only. 

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