Christopher A. Frank, 42, has now been charged by the county prosecutor with sexual misconduct involving a child under age 15, a felony.
that Frank, of the 700 block of Cella Road in Ladue, is suspected of exposing his genitals to a boy in the next stall in the Brentwood .
Brentwood Assistant Chief of Police Dan Fitzgerald, said now that charges have been brought, he’s sure that Frank has been notified.
Fitzgerald said an attorney is usually hired in cases like this, who takes it from there. He said the process could take several months.
“That’s why it took so long to get the charges filed,” he said. “We took this report back in November and I’m not sure when they took it over to the prosecutor’s office, but they just filed on it last week.”
Derek Rudman, an attorney with Rudman and Smith, is representing Frank in the allegation.
"I can’t go into any certain facts or details of this allegation due to it being a pending case, but I can say that my client adamantly and categorically denies this allegation and looks forward to clearing his good name," Rudman said.
The profile also states Frank is a cabinet member at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Corporate Cabinet and was a development (fundraising) board member at St. Louis Children's Hospital from 2007 to 2009. In light of this, his ties and his company's ties to the Danforth Center have been suspended and he was not affiliated with Children's Hospital at the time of his arrest.
Also, Jackie Ferman, Manager, Media Relations St. Louis Children's Hospital stated by email to Patch that Frank is not currently a board member at St. Louis Children's Hospital.
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