Rape Suspect Behind Bars
By: CJ Cassidy
Jackson, MO - S
ome quick work by
olice detectives this weekend ends with a suspect behind bars.
t all started when police pulled a man over for speeding early
he man told officers he was on his way to help his friend's baby sitter
after the teen claimed she had been raped.
received a phone call from my baby sitter s
that she had been raped and
got here it turned out to be my downstairs neighbor
," the woman who hired the baby sitter told Heartland News.
olice say that neighbor, 26 year old
homas is an illegal immigrant from
e now sits behind bars on
etails of how the alleged attack took place are sketchy.
homas tells police the 15
old girl offered to perform a sexual act on him.
he tells investigators thomas pulled her into the laundry room where he allegedly raped her.
e all feel like it was our fault we feel responsible for her even though it was an uncontrollable situation
usan, as she asked to be identified
hired the teen back in
une to watch her two young boys
, and s
he has been their sitter ever since.
"I was worried about the safety of my children, that's the first thing I did was come and check on them when I got that call," Susan says, but she
never imagined she'd have to worry about her baby sitter's safety too.
oung who lives an apartment over from
says that just goes to show you should never let your guard down.
police got whoever did it to her
," Young says.
ack in her apartmen
usan hopes the young teen recovers, and adds she herself may never be able to leave her children alone again.
homas faces felony forcible rape charges and second degree statutory rape charges.