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…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Check out recent police activity in O'Fallon.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
James M. Helderle, 21, St. Charles is charged with robbery, burglary and forcible sodomy.
A St. Charles man is held on multiple charges after allegedly breaking into a home and sexually assaulting an O'Fallon woman. The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney's Office issued charges on James M. Helderle, 21 for Robbery 1st Degree, Burglary 1st Degree, Forcible Sodomy-Deviant Sexual Intercourse by Forcible Compulsion, Felonious Restraint and Armed Criminal Action on Wednesday. According to O’Fallon Police, they received a call from a man around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, asking officers to check on his girlfriend. When officers responded to her home on Southernside Lane, they found the victim who had been bound, gagged and sexually assaulted. According to police, officers interrupted the assault, causing the suspect to flee …