St. Louis prosecutor wants Harry Hamm kept in jail for child sex charges

Former KMOX Broadcaster faces child sex charges

Kevin Killeen
April 22, 2019 - 3:51 pm

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ST. LOUIS--(KMOX)--The county prosecutor wants former KMOX Entertainment Editor Harry Hamm to remain locked up until he faces trial on child sex charges.

Prosecutor Wesley Bell filed a motion asking that Hamm's original $250,000 cash-only bond be raised to no bond.

Judge Richard Stewart scheduled a bond hearing for Friday morning at ten to consider the request. 

Hamm was in court Monday morning still without a lawyer.  Judge Stewart advised him to get a lawyer by Friday morning.

The 77-year old Hamm spent Easter weekend in protective custody at the county jail in downtown Clayton, after his arrest last week on charges of statutory sodomy, incest and possession of child pornography. 

St. Ann Police are still investigating and have said there could be other victims. 

Bell issued a statement on his decision to request the bond be raised to no bond. 

“We made a commitment to prioritize the prosecution of serious and violent crimes. Consistent with that approach, we have asked the court to not set a bond in this matter. We believe based on the nature and seriousness of these charges the defendant should not be released.

"I would also like to acknowledge the excellent work of Chief Aaron Jimenez and the St. Ann Police Department in their handling of this case.”

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