St. Charles couple charged with sex crimes

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ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) - A St. Charles couple has been charged with sex crimes involving a child.

Investigators are worried that there could be additional victims.

According to court records the couple confessed to forcing a young girl to perform the sex acts while video tapping the victim.

Police say the sex crimes were committed over an 8 month period last year where the suspects  performed the sex acts on the girl separately and together.

Court documents say it happened at their home in Deer Field Mobile Home Park in the 3600 block of Salem Drive in St. Charles.

The reports states that the couple engaged in sexual relations with minors as well as promoting child pornography.

Police charged 32-year old John Jagels with statutory sodomy, statutory rape, distributing a controlled substance to a minor and child pornography.

Investigators say Jagels allegedly forced the victim to perform sexual acts on him and sexually molested her. He provided the young girl with marijuana and acid.

Police say Jagels videotaped the girl performing the sex acts on him.

Authorities say John’s wife Nichole also faces charges of statutory sodomy for  performing  deviate  sexual acts on the young female victim and allegedly doing drugs with a girl.

Police say there is a possibility there could be more victims, but think the victims have not made contact with authorities yet.

Police say the couple is being held at the St. Charles County Jail on a cash only bond of $75,000 each.

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