ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - A man who used to work as a camp counselor and gym attendant is accused of sending inappropriate pictures of himself to underage girls.
Twenty-six year old Robert Lall has been charged with eight counts of sexual misconduct or attempt involving a child under 15.
In 2014 and 2105 Lall worked as a gym attendant at the St. Peters Rec Plex and as a counselor at Camp Gator in Lake St. Louis.
According to court documents Lall sent pictures and videos of his genitals to who he thought was a 13-year-old girl.
That person was actually an agent from the Department of Homeland Security.
Lall sent those pictures and videos using an instant messaging app called Kik, which is becoming very popular among teens.
According to the company’s website 40% of teens in the US use Kik.
Part of the reason it is so popular is because it is anonymous. You register with just a username, no phone number or email address necessary.
St. Charles County Sheriff’s Captain Dave Tiefenbrunn said the app is not as anonymous as people think. It can be traced through the company.
He said they are seeing usage of the app growing around St. Louis.
Lall is currently in custody being held on a $50,000 bond.