Prosecutors in Missouri say they are considering a plea deal that would include several life sentences for a man accused of kidnapping two boys and sexually abusing one of them.
A local prosecutor says he may join with federal prosecutors and those from other counties in offering a plea deal for Michael Devlin. He pleaded not guilty today to charges of kidnapping and armed criminal action for the January abduction of 13-year-old Ben Ownby.
He has also been accused of abducting Shawn Hornbeck back in 2002. Both boys were found in January at Devlin's apartment in a St. Louis suburb.
Federal charges include taking a minor across state lines and sexually assaulting him.
Devlin has pleaded not guilty to all of the state charges, but has not entered a plea in the federal case.