Son of Lambert’s Cafe former owner enters not guilty plea in sex trafficking case

Son of Lambert’s Cafe former owner indicted on sex-trafficking charges

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The son of the Lambert’s Cafe former owner Norman Lambert has pleaded not guilty on several charges including sex trafficking.

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Benjamin P. Lambert posted $100,000 bond after entering the plea.

He will reappear in court on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. in Christian County.

According to the online court records, Lambert is charged with two counts of sexual trafficking of a child under the age of 18, sexual exploitation of a minor, possession of child pornography and third-degree promoting prostitution.

Lambert was arrested by officials with the New Madrid Sheriff’s Department on Sept. 20 and his bond was $100,000 cash.

Lambert’s Cafe has issued a statement regarding the arrest:

Benjamin P. Lambert is the son of the former owner and the grandson of the founder of Lambert’s Cafe.

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