Police: Man Put Loaded Gun in Front of Teen, Suggested Suicide
The Maryland Heights man was charged with endangering a child and child molestation.
A Maryland Heights man faces criminal charges after police said he put a loaded gun in front of a teenager who had suicidal tendencies and suggested she kill herself.
The man also gave the 16-year-old girl alcohol, made her dance with him and rubbed up against her, Maryland Heights Police said.
John Franklin Bliss, 46, of the 3100 block of Donnycave Lane in Maryland Heights, was charged Wednesday with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree child molestation.
Maryland Heights Police said the girl went to Bliss’ house Sept. 14 and they had a conversation about suicide. Police said Bliss knew the girl had suicidal tendencies in the past.
After the conversation, Bliss gave her alcohol and put a loaded gun in front of her and suggested she kill herself, according to the police report.
Police said Bliss then made the girl made the girl dance with him and rubbed his chest against hers.
Bail was set at $50,000.
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