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Serial rape suspect remains free despite fears he is linking up with more girls

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — An accused serial rapist remains free, although prosecutors say he will not obey court orders.

FOX2 has obtained exclusive video of the suspect with a young girl in what appears to be a violation of the court’s release agreement. Prosecutors say the suspect is also trying to meet other young girls online.

But a judge says Dominic Yocco, 23, can stay outside of prison at his grandmother’s house while he awaits his trial in September. The judge’s latest decision comes after FOX2 received video of suspect Yocco next to an underage girl he is not related to.

The video was captured by a former Yocco family friend, Cynthia Shahjamaluddin, who told us: “Right is right and wrong is wrong and when I get written wrong on my face it’s time to get it right She added, “When I showed up and he was there, I was like, ‘Wow, I’m shocked that everyone else is here and this little girl is here.'”

Yocco is currently facing 28 sexual charges involving ten different minors, some of whom were reportedly unconscious during the offences. He has a $250,000 bond in cash and a court order to stay away from girls he is not related to.

The video received from FOX2 appears to show a violation. We showed it to the St. Louis County Attorney, who agrees. Wesley Bell said, “He’s a threat to the community.”

Bell’s office has been prosecuting several violations that they believe should bring Yocco back to prison pending his trial. He said: “For the safety of the public and also of our victims, we think he should be imprisoned through this process.”

Prosecutors used the video obtained by FOX2 to file a motion to revoke the bond. In addition to video of Yocco apparently being seen near an underage woman, the suspect was also allegedly “…involved in online activities the state found alarming” and using online dating apps like Bumble and Social -Media platforms like TikTok under a fake name.

The court document continues, “…the user account named ‘Nopi’ shows a shirtless picture of the defendant as a profile picture, and the account appears to follow underage minors.”

Despite prosecutors’ push to have Yocco locked up pending trial, Judge Ellen Ribaudo only tightened his house arrest rules, saying Yocco could no longer leave his grandmother’s home unless it was for court or medical attention. Bell says he doesn’t agree, but respects the decision. He said: “The judge makes the final decision. For lack of a better term, the judge is the arbiter.”

We contacted the St. Louis District Court, where a spokesman replied that the judge was not allowed to comment.

We also called Yocco’s grandmother. We could hear someone in the background saying to hang up while someone else said, “If you believe anything, then I’ll make no comment.”

The judge’s order states that any mistake by Yocco henceforth will result in him being imprisoned while awaiting trial. Authorities say they are watching.

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Nate Jones

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