Three Babysitters Charged In Horrific Child Abuse Case

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KPLR)– Three babysitters are in jail in St. Charles County for one of the most horrific cases of child abuse authorities say they’ve seen in years.

Warrants were issued for Rebecca Sue Russell, John Scott Thomas III, and Billy Joe Bunch Jr.

Lt. Craig McGuire of the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department said the three regularly babysat for the victims ages 7 months, 3 years and 5 years old.

McGuire says the children were abused at a home near O’Fallon. 

The sheriff’s department fears there are more victims and are urging anyone with information to contact police.