Third Tee Kay Babysitter Pleads Guilty to Sodomy

St. Charles County investigators said the cases were among the worst child abuse crimes they had ever seen.

A third babysitter pleaded guilty to sodomizing children as young as 7 months old in the Tee Kay Mobile Manor area. St. Charles County Sheriff’s investigators said the crimes were the worst cases of child sexual abuse they’d ever seen.

John Scott Thomas III, 28, of the first block of Tee Kay in St. Charles County, pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight counts of first-degree statutory sodomy and one count of first-degree statutory rape.

As part of the plea, St. Charles County prosecutors agreed to cap Thomas’ sentence at 30 years. The defense can request a suspended sentence or can argue for a lesser sentence.

The sentencing guidelines are from 10 to 30 years in prison with lifetime supervision or life imprisonment.

Sentencing has been delayed until Feb. 5, when he will be sentenced by St. Charles County Circuit Court Judge Lucy Rauch.

St. Charles County Sheriff’s detectives said Thomas and his girlfriend, Rebecca Sue Russell, and their neighbor Billy Joe Bunch volunteered to babysit for neighborhood parents. They then had sex with three children ages 7 months, 3 years and 5 years old, detectives aid.

Investigators said the sexual abuse took place between January 1 and May 30.

Bunch pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree statutory sodomy. Rauch sentenced Bunch Nov. 6 to 15 years in prison on each count. The sentences run concurrently.

Russell pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree statutory sodomy. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison on each charge by Circuit Court Judge Ted House. Russell’s sentences also run concurrently.

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Geri Greene November 29, 2012 at 05:11 PM
There is a special place in Hell for people with this mindset who can so molest someone so small for their own pleasure. Hell awaits and it will be in this world when they enter prison and it becomes known what they did. May God have mercy on them because humans will not.
Randy Stricklen November 29, 2012 at 07:10 PM
What do you think a collective IQ of 50? Too much?? So true Geri Greene there is a special place in hell for people like that. The best part about it is that the prison system can only protect them for so long.I'm sure the other prisoners will take it easy on them. Snicker,Snicker
M Brock November 29, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Absolutely disgusting! What's wrong with these people? ? Those children will live with the emotional scars the rest of their lives. As for the three scumbags, may they get nothing but the very worst in prison.!!
john doe November 29, 2012 at 07:37 PM
how terrible how could anyone gain the trust of them just look at them didn't anybody here the banjos playing
maria nagalastia November 29, 2012 at 07:57 PM
I hope they get what they did done to them in prison. Sick people.
Tara Wilson December 07, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Slow painful death is all these god awful inbreed people deserve. I look forward to seeing the news report that they were killed in prision.Grossest looking people ever. Those poor kids -- what is wrong w/ the world>???


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