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Former St. Louis paramedic pleads guilty to federal child enticement charges

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A former St. Louis Fire Department paramedic has pleaded guilty to federal charges involving his persuasion of three minors to engage in sexual activities with him.

Noah Seth Bledsoe, 32, pleaded guilty to the following charges:

  • One felony count of attempting to  persuade or coerce a minor to engage in sexual activity.
  • One count of persuading a minor to engage in sexual activity.
  • One felony count of transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

According to information released by the United States Attorney's Office, Bledsoe used several methods of electronic communication on his smart phone and computer to find and communicate and with male subjects under 18 years old. The purpose of the communication was to persuade the minors to engage in sexual activities with Bledsoe.
On three different occasions, Bledsoe attempted to, or had, sexual relations with two minor males, and then transported the third from Illinois to his residence in St. Louis.

Bledsoe faces a penalty range of 10 years to life in prison and/or a possible fine of up to $250,000. Sentencing has been set for May 10.