Missouri man involved in Cub Scouts faces child sex charge

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O'FALLON, Mo. — A suburban St. Louis man who has served as a Cub Scout den leader has been charged with sexually abusing an 8-year-old boy.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 48-year-old Matthew Baker, of O'Fallon, was charged Friday with statutory sodomy involving a child under the age of 12. Baker is jailed in St. Charles County on $50,000 bond. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

The boy told authorities he was abused earlier this month while playing a board game with Baker on a mattress in the basement of Baker's home.

Authorities didn't say whether the alleged abuse was connected to Baker's association with scouting. Baker is listed on a Cub Scout site for the O'Fallon area as leader for second-graders.

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