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Former St. Louis Fire Department paramedic pleads guilty to federal child enticement and transportation charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 2012

St. Louis, MO - The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that Noah Seth Bledsoe pled guilty to charges involving his persuasion of three minor males to engage in sexual activities.

According to court documents, between June 2010 and March 2011, Bledsoe utilized his computer and smart phone to access the internet, Skype, Facebook, texting, photo texting, chats, electronic mail and cellular voice communications to find and communicate with male subjects that were under the age of 18 years old. The purpose of these communications was to persuade them to engage in sexual activities with him. On three different occasions Bledsoe attempted to or had sexual relations with two minor males, and traveled to Illinois and brought the third one to his residence in St. Louis.

NOAH SETH BLEDSOE, St. Louis, MO, pled guilty to one felony count of attempting to persuade or coerce a minor to engage in sexual activity, a count of persuading a minor to engage in sexual activity and one felony count of transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity before United States District Judge John A. Ross. Sentencing has been set for May 10, 2012.

Bledsoe now faces a penalty range of 10 years to life in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. In determining the actual sentences, a Judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

This case was investigated by the FBI, St. Louis County Police, St Louis Metropolitan Police, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and the Arnold Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Howard Marcus is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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