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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Judge sentences Charleston, South Carolina man to 80 months in prison for child enticement

ST. LOUIS, MO – United States Judge John A. Ross sentenced Ryan Palmieri to 80 months in prison for child enticement. The 37 year old is a resident of Charleston, South Carolina.

Palmieri traveled, in January 2019, from South Carolina to the St. Louis area to meet the victim who he had previously met through a cellular phone application. The victim, at the time, was 13 years old. During his six-day stay in the St. Louis area, Palmieri rented an Airbnb and engaged in several sexual acts, including sexual intercourse, with teenager.  

On April 29, 2019, Palmieri traveled from South Carolina to the St. Louis area to meet the 13 year old for a second encounter. Again, Palmieri rented an Airbnb and engaged in several sexual acts, including sexual intercourse, with the victim. 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, St. Louis County Police Department, Jefferson County Police Department and the St. Louis Child Exploitation Task Force diligently investigated this case.  Assistant United States Attorney Dianna Collins prosecuted the case.  

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Contact: 
Venton Blandin venton.blandin@usdoj.gov 314-539-6805
Updated September 16, 2020