September 23, 2010
Marietta, South Carolina (The Weekly Vice) - Gary Thompson, a 41-year-old Marietta man, was charged Tuesday after he allegedly raped and beat four young girls for nearly two years.
According to the Greenville County Sheriff's Office, deputies arrested Thompson after an investigation revealed that he sexually abused two girls and beat the unclothed bodies of two more young girls with a hickory stick - all while Jessica Thompson stood by and did nothing.
Investigators say Thompson repeatedly raped the older girls, ages 9 and 10, while forcing them to watch pornographic movies and view pornographic images. The alleged abuse was ongoing from October 2007 to May 2009.
The younger two girls were allegedly beaten regularly - and in several instances were beaten without pants or panties with a hickory stick.
The children reportedly told investigators that they also saw Thompson choke and beat his wife in front of them.
Gary Thompson was booked into jail on three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 11, four counts of unlawful neglect of a child and two counts of disseminating obscene material to a minor under 12. He is being held without bond.
Police say Thompson has a record including prior sexual misconduct charges in 1993 and 1998, just two or three years before the eldest victim was born.
Investigators also arrested his wife, 29-year-old Jessica Thompson, who “willingly allowed the children to be emotionally and physically abused by Thompson.”
Jessica Thompson was charged with 4 counts of unlawful neglect of a child. Her bond has been set at $40,000.
The children have all been placed with family members.
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Posted by Danny Vice at 10:38:00 PM
Gary Thompson Raped And Beat The Kids While Jessica Thompson Waited For Her Beating