Police searching for more victims after Lake St. Louis man lures teen from Arizona


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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. -  A Lake St. Louis man is in jail after police say he went to Arizona and drove back with a teenage girl. He's been charged with child pornography.  Police are concerned that there may be more victims.

Suspect Larry Deutsch, 54 was a church bishop for some Latter Day Saints Church congregations. Police say he's also been involved with the Boy Scouts.

Deutsch is jailed with a cash-only bond set at $100,000. Police say he flew to Arizona, Tuesday and picked up the victim in San Tan Valley.  That is about 45 miles outside of Phoenix. Police say he bought her a brand new Nissan Rogue and drove it back more than 1,400 miles. Deutsch then hid her in a west St. Louis County apartment.

Police say Deutsch met the victim and her family through the church when the family lived here. Police say the family got a restraining order against him after moving to Arizona, but Deutsch maintained contact with her. Police say they found pornographic images of her on his lap-top.

A family spokesman says the victim is 16-years-old and doing well. She is back with loved ones in Arizona. Police say the investigation has only turned up images of this one victim, so far. They say additional charges are likely here and in Arizona.

The St. Charles County Police Department is asking anyone with information on this investigation and any potential victims to call 636-949-3002.


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