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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) -Charges against asouth St. Louis man working as an instructional aide for the St. Louis Public School District were dismissed Tuesday.

Prosecutors would provide no further comment on the dismissal of child molestation, sexual contact with a student, and a charge of attempted molestation against 67 year old John Cuneo.

Cuneo was arrested in January 2012 for incidents alleged to have occurred in October 2011 at Sigel Elementary School in the Soulard neighborhood.

At the time charges were filed, Cuneo was accused of touching the genitalsof afour year old boy in thehallway of the school. Witnesses say they also saw Cuneo in a bathroom stall with another child, whose pants were down.

Cuneo claimed he was assisting the child in wiping himself after using the toilet.