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UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former St. Louis-area day care teaching assistant has been found guilty of molesting a 5-year-old boy at the day care.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 58-year-old Carmen Hunter was convicted Friday of molesting the boy at King’s Day Center in 2006. The St. Louis County jury could not reach a verdict on two counts of statutory sodomy.

The jury recommended Hunter be sentenced to six years in prison. She will be sentenced June 21.

Hunter was charged in 2012 of forcing a boy to have sex with her six years earlier. The boy reported the assault to social workers in 2012, but the case didn’t go to trial until this week.

Jurors were shown a video of a police interrogation in which Hunter repeatedly denied sexually assaulting the boy.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch,