July 10, 2020
Carolyn P Smith
A 51-year-old Belleville man was charged Sunday with sex crimes and harboring a teenage runaway, who had been reported missing from her Georgia home in February.
The suspect, 51-year-old Larry Hale, was charged by the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s office with one count of child pornography/moving depiction, two counts of aggravated sexual abuse and a misdemeanor count of harboring a runaway.
Hale is currently being held at the St. Clair County jail on $250,000 bail.
According to police, Hale traveled to Georgia to bring the 16-year old girl back to his