Man Interviewing For Police Job Admits To Abusing Child

Christopher Stringham job interview sex abuse
Man Admits to Child Molesting at Police Job Interview

PARK HILLS, Mo. – An eastern Missouri man's honesty during a job interview with the state Highway Patrol got him arrested when, according to the interviewer, he acknowledged inappropriately touching a child.

KMOV-TV reports that St. Francois County prosecutors now have charged 26-year-old Christopher Stringham, of Park Hills, with 20 counts of first-degree statutory sodomy. According to court records, Stringham was asked during a job interview with the Highway Patrol last month if he ever committed a sexual crime that he could be convicted of. He allegedly replied that he touched a child several times, implying each time was an accident.

A message left Tuesday with his attorney, James Willis of Farmington, wasn't returned.

A judge lowered Stringham's bond Tuesday from $500,000 to $25,000 and ordered him to wear a monitoring bracelet if released.

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All I have to say is KARMA'S A BITCH huh guy?

September 12 2012 at 1:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This shows the personality type that is attracted to law enforcement work. A lawyer friend of mine once said to me," You know that neighborhood bully? Well, he either grew up to be a cop or a crook and often they are one in the same." This statement exemplifies that low intelligence sociopaths flock to this type of work.

June 29 2012 at 8:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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June 29 2012 at 2:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

funny part is if he was black he could be in the education cabinet under President Obama

June 28 2012 at 11:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Guy should have applied to the TSA...

June 28 2012 at 10:30 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Carol C

How does touching a child turn in sodomy?? The gap in the story makes the writer seem like a complete buffoon

June 28 2012 at 10:29 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Chuck Briggs

well, did he get the job?

June 28 2012 at 10:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Calm down folks. It says in the article that he confessed to "accidentally touching a child." The First Degree Sodomy charges are most likely the result of the following arrest and questioning. Yes, the story leaves a gap that they should have filled, but is it really that difficult to use your brain to connect the dots? His job interview was last month. There's been plenty of time to build a case against him based on his initial statements, question him more in depth about his "accidents", and to level the appropriate charges. Simple chain of events, folks.

June 28 2012 at 9:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The FIRST time could have been a plausible accident, but even if it was the one and ONLY "accidental" incident, ONLY a guilty and full of turmoil soul would have made such an admission at a Police Job Interview, and so this guy has more than just Pediphile Issues, due to his own prescribled choice of "opening-up" FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD'S ATTENTION - that now includes the prison population's court of justice !

June 28 2012 at 6:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
B & D Auto

Glad they got him before he became a cop.

June 28 2012 at 5:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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