St Louis man raped six girls while they were unconscious after he lured them home via Snapchat: Police

Dominic Salvatore Yocco, 19, of Florissant, used Snapchat to post about parties to lure the victims to him and to get them to hang out with him


                            St Louis man raped six girls while they were unconscious after he lured them home via Snapchat: Police

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI: Police are on the lookout for a 19-year-old who they say raped six girls, including one who was just 13-years-old, after luring them to his home using social media, and then plying them with alcohol.

Dominic Salvatore Yocco, 19, of Florissant, is wanted by the authorities on charges of four counts of first-degree rape, two counts of third-degree assault, two counts of second-degree rape and one count of first-degree statutory rape, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

St. Louis Police Officer Tracy Panus said Yocco used Snapchat to post about parties to lure the victims to him and to get them to hang out with him.

She said he would then drive to the victim's home to pick them up, take them back to his home on the 1600 block of Celerity Drive in north St. Louis County, give them alcohol until they fell unconscious, and then rape them. Afterward, he would drop them back home.

Yocco allegedly raped the girls more than a year ago, with all the incidents taking place between November 17, 2016, and July 3, 2018.

According to court papers filed in connection to the crimes, one of the victims, a 16-year-old girl, claimed that Yocco had raped her twice. She said he held her down, slapped her, and hit her in the face. She also said he had a firearm nearby.

Another one of the victims was a 14-year-old girl who said Yocco hit her and pinched her, and then raped her while she was unconscious. A 13-year-old girl, the youngest of his victims, and a 15-year-old girl, similarly alleged that he raped them while they were unconscious. 

Two more victims, both 15, also complained to police that they had been raped by Yocco. 

Last month, Yocco was added to the St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers' "most wanted" fugitives list, and as of Monday, September 9, police in St. Louis County were still searching for him.

Panus said they had received "quite a few phone calls" about where the 19-year-old might be hiding, but that they had not yet tracked him down.

If Yocco is arrested, a judge has ordered that he be held on $250,000 cash bail and only be released if he is kept at his home with electronic monitoring. He will also be ordered to not go within 500 feet of any of his alleged victims, not drink alcohol, or have a gun. 

The judge said the 19-year-old will also not be allowed to have any female visitors at his home.

Yocco was previously arrested in 2018 on suspicion of sexual misconduct in connection to this case but was released, pending charges. 

The police said he knew his victims and that they believe there may be more and have asked anyone with information regarding Yocco's whereabouts to call police at 314-615-5400.

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