Anthony N. Siegel, age 41, of St. Charles, MO, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for statutory sodomy and child molestation, both felonies.
Police said Siegel had sexual contact with two girls younger than 14 beginning in 2006. The original charges were brought forward in September 2011.
The girls' father, speaking at the sentencing hearing, said he had asked his daughters what he should tell the judge.
"He should be behind bars so I can sleep," he said one of the girls told him. He said the girls have had numerous nightmares
since the incidents and only found solace in the few days Siegel was in jail after he was arrested and before he was released on bond.
"I don't see true remorse here," Circuit Judge Lucy Rauch said before pronouncing her sentence. "I wish we had a fix for people like
this who choose to gratify themselves at the expense of those who cannot speak for themselves."
Siegel is a great-nephew of deceased brother worker Garrett Hughes and the nephew of sister worker Hazel Krack.
Source: St. Louis Today