CLAYTON, Mo. | Two young men are seeking $10 million in damages from former U.S. attorney Eric Tolen, who is serving a 65-year sentence for sex crimes involving teenage boys.
The plaintiffs are described in a lawsuit filed this week in St. Louis County as 18-year-old males from Granite City, Ill., and Hazelwood, a suburb of St. Louis.
KSDK reports their lawsuit alleges that 48-year-old Tolen intended to do them bodily harm.
Tolen was convicted in 2008 of 36 counts of statutory sodomy for engaging in sex with teenage boys between 1995 and 2007.
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Prosecutors said Tolen asked boys to do odd jobs around his home or property and would later ask them to perform sex acts with him in exchange for gifts.
Tolen was fired as a federal prosecutor in 1999.