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Man faces 114 sex assault charges, couple sentenced in case

Mitchell Rose (Source: St. Francois County Sheriff's Department) Mitchell Rose (Source: St. Francois County Sheriff's Department)
Mark Petteys (Source: St. Francois County Sheriff's Department) Mark Petteys (Source: St. Francois County Sheriff's Department)
Regina Petteys (Source: St. Francois County Sheriff's Department) Regina Petteys (Source: St. Francois County Sheriff's Department)
ST. FRANCOIS & WASHINGTON COUNTIES, MO (KFVS) -

A St. Louis man faces 114 charges in two counties in a very disturbing sex assault case.

A Bonne Terre couple has been sentenced for charges related to this case.

Mitchell Rose faces a list of charges which include rape, sodomy, statutory rape, and deviate sexual assault.

According to a probable cause statement, the crimes allegedly happened in Washington and St. Francois counties from July 2009 to October 2010.

According to four victims who were juveniles at the time, Rose told them he was the leader of the Scorpion gang and he would protect them from a rival gang known as the Spider gang.

The victims told police that Rose made them undergo initiation into the gang that included numerous sexual acts.

The victims then told officers Rose said they would be killed by the Scorpion gang if they left.

Mark and Regina Petteys of Bonne Terre were allegedly in the Scorpion gang with Rose and are accused of witnessing, participating, and being present with Mitchell Rose at their home in St. Francois County where multiple victims were initiated in a gang and punished with sexual acts if they didn't follow the rules of the gang.

According to the probable cause statement, Regina was in an adjacent room while Rose was initiating a girl into the gang with sexual acts. The girl told investigators that she was screaming during the initiation and thought Regina could have heard the screams.

Also according to the probable cause statement, Mark Petteys is accused of engaging in sexual acts with a girl after she lost a strip poker game.

Regina Petteys pleaded guilty to eight charges including three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, three counts of felonious restraint, one count of use of a child in sexual performance in St. Francois County and one count of endangering the welfare of a child in Washington County. She was sentenced to 14 years for the charges in St. Francois County and six years for the charge in Washington County for a total of 20 years.

Mark Petteys pleaded guilty to seven charges including statutory sodomy, use of a child in sexual performance, incest, endangering the welfare of a child, felonious restraint, and sexual assault. He was sentenced to 28 years.

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