STLOUIS, IL - Before I get started on a bunch of terrible news, I thought I would make a public service announcement regarding a convicted sexual predator who has gone missing after removing an ankle monitor and leaving a halfway house.
Frederick Buettner, 40, was sentenced to ten years in prison after he pleaded guilty to raping his daughter in 2004. He was released to a halfway house in May and was outfitted with an ankle monitor. But on July 8, he removed the monitor without setting off its alarm and hasn’t been seen since.
As you can imagine, the victim and her mother are scared shitless. She says her daughter was only five-years-old when she finally told her Buettner had been sexually abusing her for two years.
“I have lived through hell for the last 11 years and I can’t imagine anyone living through the hell that we have gone through,” she said.
She said that her daughter can’t sleep and is afraid her dad will retaliate against her because she told authorities about his abuse. They have been granted an Order of Protection, boarded up their windows and are now sleeping in shifts.
“It’s the worst nightmare I can imagine living through, knowing he’s out there and stalking us or someone else, it’s terrifying,” the victim’s mother said. “ ”I want him back in prison, where he belongs.”
Buettner is described as 5-foot-11 and 155 pounds, with blonde or strawberry-blonde hair and a tattoo of a tiger head on his back. If any one has any information regarding Buettner’s whereabouts, you are asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.