Man charged in sexual abuse of several children

Published: Sep. 13, 2022 at 9:06 PM CDT
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HAYTI, Mo. (KAIT) – A Missouri man faces two counts of first-degree sodomy after police said he sexually assaulted several children.

According to the Hayti Police Department, on Saturday, Aug. 20, officers received a report about a family friend who sexually abused several children.

Through multiple interviews and further investigation, police were able to arrest 49-year-old James Thomas Jr. in relation to the case.

The formal sodomy charges against Thomas were filed by the Pemiscot County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.