ST. LOUIS — Osmani Haji Gul, 34, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting boys in separate incidents in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood. Prosecutors stated that Gul prowled the area around Francis Park.

He reportedly rubbed his body against a 6-year-old boy in a park bathroom stall, who managed to escape. Then, in July 2023, he put a 12-year-old boy in a headlock at Francis Park, who also managed to escape.

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Around a week later, Gul grabbed a 6-year-old boy off his bicycle, pulled him behind a dumpster near a home undergoing renovations, and sexually assaulted him. Gul will be sentenced later.