A 19-year-old Missouri man tempted six underage girls as young as 13 to his home, where he molested them, police said.
Dominic Salvatore Yocco, of Florissant, is being caught by St. Louis County police on multiple counts of rape and assault after six girls reported investigators that he lured them to his home between November 2016 and July 2018 using Snapchat and other social media platforms, media reports.
“He’s posting stuff on his story that allows him to approach these young girls,” St. Louis County Police Officer Tracy Panus told the station. “He goes and picks them up, takes them to his house where he seduces them, molests them.”
One of the victims — a 16-year-old girl — told Yocco raped on her on two times, holding her down and slapping her as he kept a gun nearby, according to courthouse papers quoted by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Three of the girls, ages 15, 14 and 13, told Yocco raped them while they were unmovable. He’s also blamed of hitting and nipping a 14-year-old girl, police stated.
Yocco, who was charged in July, was appended to the St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers’ “most wanted” elusive list last month. He continued on the run as of early Tuesday, St. Louis County police responded.
“Our efforts to arrest him will proceed until they are successful,” Sgt. Benjamin Granda told.
An acquaintance, meanwhile, said Yocco usually has noisy parties at his home.
“They party a lot over there and have a lot of people over,” one of Yocco’s neighbors told. “Their vehicles wind around the corner, they’re noisy at night.”
Prosecutors stated Yocco knew his victims and may have assaulted other girls as well.
“Every day that we don’t reach him, there could be a different victim so we unmistakably need to get him into arrest quickly,” Panus told the station.