Springfield businessman charged with child molestation
SPRNGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The founder of a Springfield-area event planning business is accused of molesting a child a decade ago.
The Springfield News-Leader reported Tuesday that a grand jury indicted 41-year-old Edward Amberg, owner of Amberg Entertainment, on two felony counts of child molestation. Investigators say the alleged offense occurred in December 2008 and involves a child under the age of 14.
Amberg has held leadership positions with the Boy Scouts of America, the YMCA and the Salvation Army in the past.
Amberg Entertainment rents such entertainment as bounce houses, rock walls, carnival-style rides and also organizes company picnics.
His attorney, Dee Wampler, says Amberg has an excellent reputation in the community.
Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com