Independence police say man wanted on child molestation charges in custody

Austin R. Sternberg

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Independence police say a 26-year-old man wanted on child molestation charges is now in custody.

Police said Austin R. Sternberg has a Jackson County felony warrant for child molestation of a child less than 12-years-old and attempt child molestation of a child less than 12-years-old.

Police said he has been reported to be in possession of weapons in the past and involved in several assaults.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Tips Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS, IPD tips at (816) 325-7777 or email leads@indepmo.org.

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