A depraved 19-year-old Missouri man lured six underage girls as young as 13 to his home, where he raped them, authorities said.
Dominic Salvatore Yocco, of Florissant, is being sought by St. Louis County police on multiple counts of rape and assault after six girls told investigators that he enticed them to his residence between November 2016 and July 2018 using Snapchat and other social media platforms, KMOV reports.
“He’s posting stuff on his story that enables him to reach these young girls,” St. Louis County Police Officer Tracy Panus told the station. “He goes and picks them up, brings them to his house where he rapes them, sexually molests them and then he brings them home.”
One of the victims — a 16-year-old girl — said Yocco raped on her on two occasions, holding her down and slapping her as he kept a firearm nearby, according to court documents cited by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Three of the girls, ages 13, 14 and 15, said Yocco raped them while they were unconscious. He’s also accused of hitting and pinching a 14-year-old girl, police said.
Yocco, who was charged in July, was added to the St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers’ “most wanted” fugitive list last month. He remained on the run as of early Tuesday, St. Louis County police said.
“Our efforts to apprehend him will continue until they are successful,” Sgt. Benjamin Granda told The Post in an email.
A neighbor, meanwhile, said Yocco frequently has noisy shindigs at his home.
“They party a lot over there and have a lot of people over,” one of Yocco’s neighbors told KMOV. “Their cars wind around the corner, they’re loud at night.”
Investigators said Yocco knew his victims and may have attacked other girls as well.
“Every day that we don’t catch him, there could be another victim so we definitely need to get him into custody immediately,” Panus told the station.
A woman who answered the phone at Yocco’s home Tuesday hung up when reached by The Post.
“I have nothing to say,” the woman said.
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