Babysitters Accused of Raping Three Children, Police Fear There Could be More Victims
O’FALLON, Mo. (KMOX) - St. Charles County police say its one of the worst cases of child sex abuse they’ve seen in Missouri.
A couple and their mutual friend are now charged with raping three girls, including their own baby. It happened in the Tee Kay Mobile Home Manor near O’Fallon, Missouri.
30 year-old Rebecca Sue Russell, her boyfriend 27 year-old John Scott Thomas, and another man 25 year-old Billy Joe Bunch are all held on $200,000 cash only bond.
Prosecutors say the victims are 3-year-old and 5-year-old sisters, and the couple’s baby. Prosecutors allege that Russell would hold her infant daughter down while her boyfriend, Thomas, would have sex with the 7-month-old.
Russell was also the godmother to the other victims. Police said when the sisters would come over Thomas raped them too.
Bunch is the live-in boyfriend to the sisters. He confessed to police that he had the 5 year-old girl perform sex acts on him.
The crimes happened over the past several months.
St. Charles County Lt. Craig McGuire says the suspects regularly baby sat for other people in the trail park and fear other children may have been abused.
St. Charles County detectives urge anyone who has children who may have been in contact with any suspects in this case, even for a brief time to call them immediately. The detective bureau is (636) 949-3020. The lead detective can be reached at (636) 949-7900 x4554.