Former suburban police chief charged with child sex crimes

St. Louis – The former police chief in the St. Louis suburb of St. George has been charged with sodomy and other sex crime involving a child.

Scott Uhrig was charged in Jefferson County earlier this month. The alleged crime occurred in July of 2008, but authorities say the case is complex, which is why it took which is why it took nearly a year and a half for charges to be filed.

Uhrig is free on $10,000 bond. Since the alleged crimes occurred, Uhrig was fired and the St. George police department was dissolved.

In 2002, Uhrig was accused of propositioning a 17-year-old girl during a traffic stop. He was sued, and the case was settled privately.

St. George is a small municipality in south St. Louis County. A police sergeant there was fired in 2007 after a motorist videotaped a threatening tirade.