Thursday, February 7, 2013
John Scott Thomas III received nine 30-year concurrent sentences, the longest of the three convicted child molesters.
The judge set the final sentence yesterday in a case that was described by law enforcement officials as "the most horrific" child abuse case they'd ever seen, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The sexual assaults took place at the Tee Kay Mobile Manor off I-64 in unincorporated St. Charles County in 2011. Three girls, ages 7 months, 3 years and 5 years old, were sexualy assaulted by three neighbors who were babysitting. READ MORE: In this last sentencing, John Scott Thomas III, who pleaded guilty to eight counts of statutory sodomy and one count of statutory rape, received nine 30-year prison sentences, which will be served concurrently. Thomas' girlfriend, Rebecca Sue Russell, received a 10-year prison sentence; Billy Joe Bunch Jr. is…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A St. Charles County deputy said the man awoke to find another man performing a sexual act on him, began yelling and punched the defendant in the face.
A Foristell man faces a criminal charge for performing a sex act on another man as he slept Sunday. Nathaniel Dickherber, 23, of the 10200 block of Forest Trails in Foristell, was charged Friday with deviate sexual assault. A St. Charles County Sheriff’s deputy reported that a group of people gathered in the 1300 block of Josephville Road in Josephville Saturday night to play cards. Deputies said there was casual drinking throughout the night, and all parties went to bed. Dickherber told several people he did not want to go to bed, and he stayed awake. A Sheriff’s deputy reported that at 6:15 a.m., a man sleeping on the couch—identified as a 23-year-old Wentzville man—was awakened to Dickherber performing a sexual act on him. The man began…
Friday, June 24, 2011
Sarah's story reminds us how to love one another.
Sarah was the saddest girl I have ever met. Her story is full of tragedy and heartache, and it does not have a happy ending. But if we can look at the events the transpired in her life, and avoid those mistakes, maybe our children’s lives will be that much better and give all that tragedy meaning. I met Sarah at a function I led at the local high school for the teens after home football games. It was just something fun to do that kept the kids out of trouble in this rural community. It was almost fate that we met, because she won almost every prize that we gave away that night. As I got to know Sarah and earn her and her dad’s trust, I began to see a broken human being. Her mother had been killed in a car wreck just months earlier. She was…
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Todd Rehkop is suspected in a sexual assault in Columbia and other attempted assaults.
Todd Rehkop killed himself early this morning in Lafayette County after a brief standoff with police, KOMU.com said. Rehkop is a suspect in a sexual assault outside a Hy-Vee store in Columbia as well as another attempted assault in Columbia and one in Boonville yesterday evening. Captain Don Smith of the Boonville Police Department confirmed to Lake Saint Louis Patch that Rehkop's current address was on Morton Lane in Lake Saint Louis. "It's a sad thing. The man chose to take his life when all he needed was some help," Smith said. A search of Missouri Casenet shows a history of domestic issues between Rehkop and his wife. A dissolution case in March 2010 lists Rehkop's residence as located in Monroe City, MO.