By Mike Rush
St. Charles County, MO (KSDK) - Three adults are charged with sexually abusing three young girls they would often babysit.
John Scott Thomas III, Billy Joe Bunch, Jr., and Rebecca Sue Russell face child molestation charges. Authorities say they sexually abused a 5-year-old girl, 3-year-old girl and 7-month-old girl.
Some of the abuse, according to court documents, happened on more than one occasion.
Investigators say it's one of the worst cases of child sex abuse they've seen in a while.
Melvin Roemmich and Tanya Dryer live next door to the mobile home where authorities say much of the abuse occurred.
They read the court documents spelling out the allegations and the details drew out some strong emotions.
"I mean if I could, I would castrate him myself. That's my feelings," said Roemmich.
Dryer added, "I think they should bring back public hanging. They should hang them where people can see so that people know if you touch a child, you are going to hang by the neck until you're dead."
The suspects are all in the St. Charles County jail.