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July 6, 2022

Cahokia Village Trustee at center of Daycare Sexual Molestation Allegations –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On July 15, 2016

CAHOKIA, IL. (ECWd) –

A Village of Cahokia Trustee who is also an employee of the Commonfields of Cahokia Water District is at the center of  Daycare Sexual Molestation Allegations and a civil suit filed in late-November 2015.

According to the Madison Record, Melba King Sanders was doing business as “Open Arms Daycare Center” in Cahokia when her son allegedly sexually molested a child in the Daycare’s care. Donnie Russell, Melba Sanders’ son, was charged and plead guilty to his actions. The allegations in a new lawsuit say that Sanders knew her son had committed similar acts previously and continued to put children in harm’s way.

These things are nothing new in Cahokia, where felons are on the Commonfields Water District board, and felons are hired and given extremely excessive salaries by the Village of Cahokia by the mayor who shut down the only food bank, preventing need families from feeding their children.
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4 Comments
  • Watchdogwatcher
    Posted at 16:40h, 15 July

    Guilty till proven Innocent. Which seems to be your mantra these days….I thought you believed in our Constitution and law.

    Not that you will publish this….It doesnt fit your framing of the story.

    • jmkraft
      Posted at 16:50h, 15 July

      Did you even bother to read the article?

    • BigDog
      Posted at 19:36h, 15 July

      Hey, what do you not understand about “Plead Guilty”. These people are so stupid.

    • Michelle Mitchell
      Posted at 15:54h, 18 July

      It says plead guilty…Lol read it twice if you need to

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