John Thomas III, Rebecca Russell and Billy Bunch Jr: Accused of Raping Neighbor's Kids


Rebecca Russell and John Thomas III.
  • Rebecca Russell and John Thomas III.
John Thomas III, 27, and Rebecca Russell, 30, are a couple who live in the Tee Kay Mobile Home Manor near O'Fallon, Missouri. They'd often babysit their neighbors kids. Often their friend, Billy Joe Bunch Jr., 25, would come over while the kids were there.

And then, according to police, the three would take turns sexually assaulting the children.

Billy Joe Bunch
  • Billy Joe Bunch
The victims are all girls: a 5-year-old, a 3-year-old and a 7-month-old. According to the charges, Russell was an active participant, molesting all three girls herself as well as holding down the 7-month-old while Thomas raped her. Thomas is additionally accused of performing other sex acts on the older girls. Bunch is charged with forcing the 5-year-old to fellate him. Thomas and Bunch confessed to the police. All three are currently in the St. Charles County Jail on $200,000 cash-only bonds.

Because the three accused regularly babysat for other people, authorities are concerned that there may be more victims. Anyone who had children in the trio's care is urged to call the St. Charles County detectives at 636-949-7900, extension 4554.