Virgil Heinle sentenced to probation in son's evidence tampering case

5:42 AM, Jun 7, 2012   |    comments
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Clayton, MO (KSDK)-   A north St. Louis County man has been placed on supervised probation for the next five years after pleading guilty to felony charges connected to an even bigger case against his teenage son.

50 year old Virgil Heinle of St. Ann was spared a prison sentence provided he completes the probation ordered by Judge Colleen Dolan.

Heinle pleaded guilty to tampering with physical evidence charges connected to an arrest in April 2011 which accused Heinle of dumping parts of a personal computer at a scrap yard in Madison County Illinois.

Investigators said at the time, the computer had evidence relative to an invasion of privacy case against his 19 year old son, Dalton Heinle.

Prosecutors charged the younger man with nine counts of invasion of privacy for allegedly photographing students at Ritenour High School in varying stages of undress.

Dalton Heinle is awaiting trial on his charges in St. Louis County court.

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