Hazelwood Man Heads to Prison for Sodomizing Boy While Director of a Foster Agency
The man was sentenced Thursday for sodomizing a boy at his home in Hazelwood.
Kevin Thompson, a former director of Good Shepherd Children and Family Services in University City, has been sent to prison for 15 years for sodomizing a foster child who lived with him at his home in Hazelwood.
St. Louis County Circuit Judge Thomas J. Prebil sentenced Thompson, 45, who according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, was convicted of 11 counts of second-degree statutory sodomy. Some of the sentences run concurrently, giving him a sentence of 15 years in a state prison.
The victim was a 16-year-old boy who was sodomized in 2009 at Thompson's home in the 200 block of Avant Drive. Prosecutors say Thompson met the boy through Thompson's work at Good Shepherd. Authorities verified that none of the sex acts took place at Good Shepherd.
According to its web site, Good Shepherd provides foster care, adoption, residential care and expectant parent support, along with youth and family mentoring
Good Shepherd provides adoption services for older children in foster care and conducts home studies and background checks of potential foster parents and families looking to adopt. It is a Catholic Charities agency of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
The victim is now 19 years old according to the Post-Dispatch and testified at the trial this summer. He and his sister were placed in foster care when he was 14 after his parents lost custody of their children.
Charges were filed in late 2010. Thompson was held on $200,000 bail. His trial was held in August 2012.