- Associated Press - Friday, April 6, 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A former state education employee who’s accused of patting a 12-year-old girl on the buttocks has been charged with a misdemeanor.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 64-year-old Steven Langhorst was charged Wednesday in St. Louis with fourth-degree assault. He doesn’t have a listed phone number.

He’s a former field director of charter schools for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, a job that involved providing guidance to the independently run and publicly funded schools. A department spokesman said only said that Langhorst is no longer an employee.


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The probable cause statement says the girl reported to an administrator in February that she had just been touched inappropriately. The statement says it happened as she was walking through a hallway of the all-girls Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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