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Florissant Man Bruised 5-Year-Old Son's Back, Police Say

A Florissant Police report says Christian Gander repeatedly hit his 5-year-old son, leaving bruises.

A Florissant man is accused of striking his 5-year-old son repeatedly and leaving bruises on the boy’s lower back.

Christian Gander, 38, of the 1100 block of Sansu Lane, was charged April 12 with endangering the welfare of a child.

Florissant Police said Gander struck the child, leaving bruises, at his home on Feb. 26, 2012.

Gander also is charged with violating a protection order for an adult on May 7, 2012 in Maryland Heights.

For more crime information on Florissant Patch, see the following articles:

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linda dickson April 22, 2013 at 11:39 PM
Shame on Florissant patch for posting something a whole year later and not checking all facts. You are messing with people's lives. I have loss a lot respect for you.
Rose Lawlers April 23, 2013 at 03:09 AM
Always 2 sides to every story and until I hear the child's mothers side, only time will tell the truth.
Rose Lawlers April 23, 2013 at 03:24 AM
To me in his mug shot he doesn't look to be a good person much less good w/kids. I have actually caught this same creep starring at my daughter while her and I where out! So ladies maybe u should stop taking his side, cause it is obviously You don't know every thing about him as u thought u did!! Btw: I did say a few choice words about him starring at her and of course that DID NOT stop him from doing as when drove way!! So yes I to believe he deserved this publishing. @E. Halloway I also agree with you
Joe Scott April 23, 2013 at 03:42 AM
Just a clarification here. Mr. Gander HAS been charged with a crime, or I would not have published this. Being charged with a crime DOES NOT mean a person is guilty. Innocent people do get charged with crimes. I have asked Mr. Gander via email to contact me or to have his attorney contact me if they wish to give additional information.
kj April 26, 2013 at 01:18 AM
@Rose, where did you see him at? Why didnt you call the police?

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