Morrisville, PA – Handyman, William Charles Thomas, 58, has been arrested for sexually assaulting multiple children after homeowner discovers disgusting details written on plywood he had used to renovate his home.
Police were notified after a piece of plywood was found in an empty trailer that Thomas had been renovating. On it was written in detail how he had sexually abused two children around Christmas in 2014. He gained access to the children when their father asked Thomas to watch them while he ran to the store to get tape for their presents. One of them being a 2 year old.
Philadelphia police searched Thomas’s home and found what they are calling a “perverse shrine” inside his trailer with as many as 1,000 pairs of used girl’s underwear as well as, chronicles of his crimes depicted with graphic images and writings. They found children’s toys and dolls placed in sexual positions and a handwritten note outlining that the rules of the room involved all kids being naked. Polaroid pictures with the names of three other possible victims were also recovered from his home.
A police search of a shed on a property once owned by Thomas uncovered additional sexually explicit details drawn on the walls.
Thomas denies allegations that he assaulted anyone. During his first court appearance, he told the Judge Jan Vislosky, “I’m scared to death, ma’am.” He claims he would, “never inflicted any pain on a child, nor would I want to.”
Thomas, who did not have an attorney representing him, was encouraged to seek legal assistance from the public defender’s office to which he replied “They are not going to help me here.”
According to the police affidavit, Thomas admitted to being sexually attracted to children since his adolescence. He told investigators how he would steal girl’s panties while working as a contractor in people’s houses. Some of these panties would be found hanging above his bed.
Thomas has been arraigned on 51 charges, including five counts of child rape. His bail has been set at $750,000. Authorities urged other victims to come forward. There is a good possibility of more victims since Thomas wrote about molesting children as young as 3 and as far back as the 1970s.Tags: Child Molestation, Crime, Pedophile, Pennsylvania, Rape, shrine, William Charles Thomas