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Independence police searching for alleged child molester

Posted: 3:13 PM, Jun 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-12 16:13:58-04
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police in Independence, Missouri, are searching for a man wanted on a felony warrant for child molestation.

Austin R. Sternberg, 26, has a felony warrant in Jackson County for child molestation of a child less than 12 years old and attempted child molestation of a child less than 12 years old.

He is described by police as 5-feet-7 and 190 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Police believe Sternberg is armed and he has been involved in several assaults in the past.

Anyone who knows Sternberg's location or has information about the case should call the Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477) or contact the Independence Police Department directly at 816-325-7777 or via email to leads@indepmo.org.