Florida man’s strange confession at city meeting prompts investigation in St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS - A shocking confession during a public meeting in Florida prompts a criminal investigation in St. Louis.

Roy Albert Bay claims to have sexually abused children in St. Louis decades ago, saying the abuse went as far back as 1980. His confession is also raising some doubts.

Bay, 56, made the confession during a public hearing in Jacksonville, Florida. The city is debating an ordinance related to protections for the LGBT community. Bay opposes the ordinance and claimed he was abused as a child by “the homosexual community.”

“At the age of 10 to 12 years old, I was in restrooms, business, and I was sexually assaulted by the homosexual community,” Bay said.

Bay went on to say he turned into an abuser and has never been held accountable for his crimes. One of Bay’s former coworkers in Florida questions his claims. He believes Bay’s admission was an attempt to link false claims of abuse to the issue being debated in Jacksonville. Florida investigators say it’s possible Bay abused boys between the ages of 10-18. They are investigating. The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is also investigating.

Action News Jax examined Bay’s criminal history and could not find any record of violent crime in the St. Louis area. And while Bay did have an arrest record in Jacksonville, it was for nonviolent offenses and traffic violations.

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