ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - A 14-year-old girl was molested Saturday night after her attacker took the victim from the Union Station MetroLink Stop, according to police and prosecutors.
31-year-old Montez Lamarr Haines is charged with child enticement, a felony, and two misdemeanor counts of second degree child molestation. The attack happened Saturday night. Police responded to a call for a suspicious person. They found Haines in an alley a few blocks north of the MetroLink Stop.
Court documents indicate Haines offered to give the girl a ride, took her by the wrist and then led her to the alley. Police say the man promised the girl $200 if she would perform a sex act. She refused. Police say the man groped the girl and rubbed up against her.
“That is sick,” said MetroLink passenger Kevin Rucker. He hopes the arrest will send a message to anyone else thinking about committing a similar crime.
“They’ll probably think twice you because you know you’re going to get caught,” said Rucker.
MetroLink officials deferred any comments on the case to police. A spokesperson for Metro said the agency’s Public Safety officers would will assist with the investigation as requested.