Man Accused of Sexually Trafficking a Minor Pleads to Lesser Charge

Police reported the man originally asked a woman to bring him a "12-year-old virgin" so he could have sex with her.

A man originally charged with sexual trafficking of a child under age 18 and other crimes pleaded guilty Oct. 4 to reduced charges of soliciting prostitution and drug possession.

Mohammad Teimoortagh, was given a $300 fine for soliciting prostitution, a misdemeanor, and a $5,000 fine for possession of a controlled substance.

On Sept. 28, a St. Charles County grand jury indicted Teimoortagh on charges of attempted sexual trafficking of a child under age 18, first-degree promoting prostitution, second-degree attempted statutory rape and possession of a controlled substance.

Previously, St. Peters Police and St. Charles County Drug Task Force detectives reported that Teimoortagh had approached a police informant and asked her to provide him with a 12-year-old virgin with whom he could have sex.

The woman told police about the encounter and in cooperation with police set up a rendezvous with Teimoortagh at a St. Peters hotel. She agreed give him a 14-year-old girl in exchange for $100. However, the girl never existed.

Instead, St. Peters Police arrested Teimoortagh when he arrived.

Teimoortagh also had 59 grams of marijuana with him when he was arrested Aug. 6.

Neither Teimoortagh’s attorney, Matthew Fry of the Rosenblum, Schwartz, Rogers & Glass law firm, nor St. Charles Prosecuting Attorney Jack Banas returned phone calls from Patch Thursday.

See previous St. Charles Patch articles on this story:

  • Man Indicted for Sexual Trafficking of Child Under 18
Carol Tayloe October 15, 2012 at 06:35 PM
$300 for soliciting a 12 year old virgin and $5000 for marijuana. What's wrong with this picture?
Glenda Amey October 15, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Exactly what I was going to say Carol!
Devon Seddon October 16, 2012 at 04:34 PM
This is a misleading story. It makes it sound like this guy actually did ask for a 12yr-old virgin. The $300 didn't have anything to do with a 12 year-old. That part was made-up by the "informant", so it's ok to get past that part. According to prosecutors & the court, he didn't ask for a 12 year-old, he simply asked for a prostitute. $300 fine. The reason he wasn't found guilty or fined for it, is because the "informant" in this story lied to try to lighten punishment in her own crinimal case. The prosecutor AND the court caught her lying about the age of the prostitute he requested. I say due process to the rescue. He was busted for the actual crimes he committed, but not for just any crime someone decided to make up. If all it takes to be guilty is to be accused, we are all in big trouble.


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