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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A north St. Louis County man admits that he stole money from his 4-year-old nephew's piggy bank to use for drugs and prostitutes.

KSDK reports 31-year-old Baron Calmese pleaded guilty Friday to a felony stealing charge. He will be sentenced next month.

Calmese was arrested last July after he took more than $500 for his nephew's piggy bank.

Investigators say Calmese took the money after first asking the boy's mother — his sister — if he could borrow some change. The woman told Calmese he could take $2 but he took all the money he could shake out of the bank.

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Three teenage girls are safe Thursday morning after escaping from a north county home where they were being forced to work as prostitutes.  

Police say two of the teens escaped through a bedroom window while the man accused of holding them slept.  They called for help a few blocks away, telling police they didn't want to go far, because another teen, a 16 year old girl, was still being held in the home.  Police found her when they arrested Anton Morris.

St. Louis County prosecutors have charged Morris with several crimes, including sexual trafficking of a child.  He's jailed on a 100-thousand dollar bond.

 
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