Child care provider accused of molestation, sodomy

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Mickey Flanigan

NORMANDY, MO (KPLR) – A 68-year-old man is in jail amid accusations of having inappropriate sexual contact with children at a north county church.

According to Officer Tameika Sanders, a spokeswoman for the Normandy Police Department, police were contacted December 18 regarding a sexual assault of a child at Bethesda Temple Church.

The suspect, Mickey Flanigan, has worked at Bethesda Temple Church since October 2014 as a summer school caregiver and as a bus driver during the school year.

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Flanigan with first-degree child molestation and first-degree statutory sodomy. He’s being held in St. Louis County Jail on $150,000 cash-only bond.

While police have identified and made contact with one victim, authorities believe there could be other victims, Sanders said. Anyone with information on the investigation is asked to contact the Normandy Police Department at 314-385-3300 (ext. 3166).