A 19-year-old has turned himself into police amid accusations that he used Snapchat to lure and rape underage ladies.
Dominic Yocco surrendered to authorities in St Louis, Missouri on Wednesday after police had been looking for him since July.
Investigators say Yocco used the multimedia messaging app to entice minors to return to his dwelling, the place he would allegedly sexually assault and rape them – usually whereas they’ve been unconscious, police talked about.
St Louis officer Tracy Panus knowledgeable KMOV4: ‘This gentleman has posted tales on his Snapchat the place he’s luring these ladies in. He’s posting stuff on his story that allows him to achieve these youthful ladies.’
‘He goes and picks them up, brings them to his home the place he rapes them, sexually molests them, after which brings them dwelling.’
In accordance with police, a 16-year-old lady knowledgeable investigators that Yocco pinned her down, slapped her, beat her, and raped her with a gun in plain view shut by.
A minimal of 5 completely different ladies, all between the ages of 13 and 16, accused Yocco of raping them. Some even talked about they’ve been unconscious when the rape occurred, nonetheless police haven’t elaborated on these claims.
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One in all many accusers, a 14-year-old lady, knowledgeable police that Yocco battered and pinched her whereas she was unconscious.
Two days sooner than Yocco turned himself in, authorities reached out to most of the people for help discovering him as authorities turned increasingly more frightened about potential victims on account of Yocco reportedly lived near Chilly Water Elementary School.
Prosecutors charged him with four counts of first-degree rape, two counts of second-degree rape, and two counts of third-degree assault on July 9.
He’s presently being held on the St Louis County Justice Coronary heart on a $250,000 cash-only bond.
Authorities talked about that one different sufferer received right here forward as quickly as Yocco was behind bars.