Son of Lambertís owner says not guilty in sex case

Thursday, October 4, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) ó The son of the founder of a popular Miner and southwest Missouri cafe has pleaded not guilty to child sex trafficking.

Fifty-year-old Benjamin Lambert posted $100,000 bond after entering the plea Wednesday. His attorney said Lambert is living in a nursing home in the Sikeston area.

Lambert is accused of paying two children to participate in a sex act and for filming sexual contact involving the two children.

The Springfield News-Leader reports one of Lambertís attorneys, Marvin Gilmore, said after the hearing that Lambert suffers from seizures and memory loss.

Lambert is the son of Norman Lambert, who founded Lambertís Cafe. The company says Benjamin Lambert hasnít been involved in managing the business for several years.

The Ozark restaurant opened in 1994 and is one of three locations, with the original being in Sikeston and the other in Alabama.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader

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