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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.

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E. Holloway April 22, 2013 at 04:04 PM
VIOLATED A PROTECTION ORDER. The law better put him away before he kills the kid.
Melissa April 22, 2013 at 05:50 PM
First of all E. Holloway you do not know the whole situation so therefore you should not judge a situation before finding out the whole facts of the story. He has not been charged with this and will be calling Florissant Patch. Its his crazy ex-wife that has filed all of these false orders of protection that have been dropped. Its sad to say but if an angry women who doesnt get her way in a divorce can just go to the courts to file false charges without any proof and get caught in court lying and nothing was done. Its the courts that are causing havic on peoples life without looking at the whole truth.
Debbie April 22, 2013 at 06:46 PM
well, well E. Holloway, SHAME ON YOU FOR BELIEVING this story without knowing all of the truth about this. And SHAME, SHAME on the Florissant Patch for printing this article without knowing all of the FACTS & TRUTHS of this story. The media loves to post articles to shock the public without knowing the whole story that can literally destroy a persons life & character. So E. Holloway know the whole facts before leaving such nasty comments!
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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