The 77-Year-Old Hamm was charged with second-degree statutory sodomy, incest and possession of child pornography, all felonies.
Court documents say that on Wednesday, Hamm had “deviate sexual intercourse” with a relative younger than 17.
Hamm also had images on his phone of children under 18 “partially and completely nude in sexual positions displaying their genitals,” charges say.
.A statement from KMOX owner Entercom said the company “just learned of the troubling allegations” Friday afternoon.
“We take these matters very seriously and have placed him on immediate leave as we investigate,” the statement said. “We do not have any further comment at this moment.”
Bail for Hamm was set at $250,000, cash only. Conditions include no contact with the alleged victim nor any children.
According to KMOX’s online biography of Hamm, which was deleted after this article posted to STLtoday.com, Hamm started his broadcasting career with KMOX in 1975 by sharing entertainment reviews on the Jack Carney show.
“His assignments today include leading theater openings and major motion pictures,” the profile said.
He is also “a regular on Total Information AM Weekend Edition and is a contributor on the Charlie Brennan Show,” the profile said. Hamm has conducted numerous interviews with celebrities and was a founding member of the St. Louis Theater Circle, a local arts critics organization.