When the topic of cultural differences comes up in St. Louis, Missouri, most people think of the diverse traditions of the various ethnic groups that live in the city. Cultural differences usually do not result in criminal charges.
A New London, Missouri, man who was convicted of a sex crime 29 years ago has been arrested and charged with failing to register as a sex offender.
A onetime Missouri camp counselor has been arrested in another state and will be extradited to face charges of sex offenses back in Missouri. The 22-year-old man was a counselor at Kanakuk Kamps near Branson, Missouri, until July, when he was let go after an allegedly inappropriate incident took place.
People in Missouri who are on the state's sex offender registry find it difficult to lead a normal life. Having to publicly register for crimes that may have happened decades ago can lead to difficulty finding work, harassment from neighbors and trouble when it comes to child custody issues.