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Dominic Yocco Arrested For Allegedly Raping 6 Girls After Using Snapchat To Lure Them

Photo: St. Louis Police Dept.

There are some people in this world that are just too sick for words, and this Missouri man is one of them. To rape someone is bad enough, but to rape girls as young as 13 years old — and use social media — is just beyond the pale. And if indeed he is guilty, he deserves to not only be put in jail, he deserves to be thrown UNDER the jail, because this is just sickening. It's quite possibly the sickest story this writer has done in recent years. Who is Dominic Yocco, and what did he do? 

Let's look at what we know about this disgusting man. 

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1. He was arrested in St. Louis. 

According to People Magazine, Dominic Yocco was arrested in St. Louis on Wednesday, September 11th, after he'd turned himself in. Police had been looking for Yocco since July, and asked the public for help in locating him. 

2. Dominic Yocco is 19 years old. 

"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," reported The New York Post.

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3. Six girls came forward to say he'd raped them.

According to KMOV-TV, six girls came forward to the St. Louis police to say that he'd raped them. Some of the girls were as young as 13 years old! The girls claimed that the rapes go as far back as 2016, when Dominic Yocco was 16 years old. 

4. Dominic Yocco allegedly used Snapchat to lure the girls to his house. 

"This gentleman has posted stories on his Snapchat where he's luring these girls in. He's posting stuff on his story that enables him to reach these young girls, he goes and picks them up, brings them to his house where he rapes them, sexually molests them and then he brings them home," the police said in a statement, according to Oxygen. 

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5. Once there, he used alcohol to sedate them and a gun to threaten them.

According to Heavy.com, once Dominic Yocco had the victims in his grasp, he plied them with alcohol to keep them sedated. If he couldn't keep them sedated, and they tried to escape, he threatened them with a gun that he kept nearby. 

6. Dominic Yocco is currently in jail, being held on a high bond. 

"Yocco will be held in lieu of $250,000 cash bail. A judge has ordered that Yocco, once in custody, can only be released on bail if he is kept at his home with electronic monitoring. He can't go within 500 feet of any of his alleged victims, and he can't drink alcohol or have a gun, court documents say. The judge also said Yocco won't be allowed to have any unrelated female visitors in his home," reported The St. Louis Dispatch

Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, and photographer whose work has appeared in People, Teen Vogue, Us Weekly, The Source, XXL, HipHopDX, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, and more. She is also the author of The Uprising series. For more information about Bernadette Giacomazzo, click here.