LAKE SAINT LOUIS, Mo. (KSDK) - An elementary school teacher has been charged with first-degree statutory sodomy for allegedly putting his hand down a 10-year-old student's pants.
Joseph Thomas Maddock met the fifth grade student last spring while teaching third grade at Andrews Academy in Lake Saint Louis.
Court documents state Maddock and the victim convinced the victim's parents to let him home school the victim for the 2012-2013 school year.
Maddock taught the victim at his home five days a week in the finished basement living room area between Sept. 2012 until Feb. 2013.
According to court documents, Maddock put his arm around the victim during several reading sessions, and would rub the victim's back and stomach underneath his shirt, while laying on the couch.
Maddock allegedly admitted to putting his hand down the front of the boy's pants and touching his penis during a Jan. 2013 reading session.
Maddock does not have a criminal background.
Lake Saint Louis police say there could be other victims. Anyone with information should contact Det. Bret Carbray at 636-625-8018.
Maddock has been a teacher since 2001. His work history includes:
Lindbergh Early Children Dev.: 2001 - 2002
YMCA Parkway After School Care: 2002-2003
Rock Springs Elementary in Florida: 2003-2005
Rockwood School District: 2006-2008
Hunington Learning Center: 2007-2009
Webster Groves School District: 2006-2008
The Wilson School: 2007-2008
St. Michaels School: 2008-2010
Epworth School: 2011
Andrews Academy: 2012
Dynamic Pathways in O'Fallon: current teacher