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Harry Hamm of KMOX charged with sex abuse of underage relative, child porn possession

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One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
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One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

Harry Hamm, a KMOX radio personality since 1975, was charged Friday with crimes including sex abuse of an underage relative and possession of child pornography.

Hamm, 77, of Chesterfield, faces felony charges of second-degree statutory sodomy, incest and possession of child porn, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

The newspaper cited court documents, which state Hamm is accused of having sex with a family member who is younger than 17 and of having nude photos on his phone of children younger than 18.

In a statement, a company spokesperson for Entercom, which owns KMOX, said Hamm had been placed on leave.

“We have just learned of the troubling allegations against Harry Hamm,” the spokesperson stated Friday evening. “We take these matters very seriously and have placed him on immediate leave as we investigate. We do not have any further comment at this moment.”

KMOX restricted public access to Hamm’s biography on its website Friday, Fox 2 reported.

Hamm’s bail was set at $250,000, according to the Post-Dispatch report.

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