Centralia Police Officer Arrested On Federal Sex Charges

A Centralia Police Officer was arrested in Wentzville yesterday [Monday] and charged with using interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

According to the Department of Justice, in March 2019, 41 year old Clint Baer contacted an individual he believed to be the mother of a 14 year old girl through the social networking site FetLife, which is an app that serves people interested in sexual fetishes. According to the complaint Baer made contact with a member of the incest group, which was actually an undercover FBI agent.

Over the course of several months, Baer allegedly exchanged sexually detailed and explicit text messages and phone calls with the undercover agent.

On October 1, Baer arranged a meeting with who he believed to be the mother of the 14 year old. He was arrested after traveling from Centralia to Wentzville for a sexual encounter.

He is currently in federal custody.

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