Added charges for St. Louis man accused of kidnapping & sexually abusing Salem girl

Added charges for St. Louis man accused of kidnapping & sexually abusing Salem girl

SALEM, IL — A 35-year-old St. Louis man charged in Marion County Court with kidnapping and sexually abusing a 15-year-old Salem girl is now also charged with allegedly drugging the girl. According to court documents, Courtney Buffkins has been charged with aggravated battery for allegedly having the teen drink a liquid containing methamphetamine.

Lab tests reportedly returned positive for meth in a bottle of whiskey Buffkins allegedly gave the girl to drink. A urine test of the victim also came back positive for meth. Both samples were apparently taken after the girl was allegedly found in a Salem motel room with Buffkins last November. After later agreeing to talk to police, the victim allegedly told them she believed she had been drugged. Courtney Buffkins was initially arrested on a felony obstruction of justice charge for allegedly providing Salem police with a false name when they reportedly found him with the girl in a Salem hotel room. After the girl agreed to talk to police, Buffkins was charged in a separate case with kidnapping and four incidents of aggravated criminal sexual abuse on five different visits to Salem that began in February 2020.

His bond was then increased from $10,000 to $750,000. He remains in the Marion County Jail.

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