Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Kenneth Tomlinson: Police Captain and Scoutmaster Turned Child Molester Gets Life

Posted By on Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 3:18 PM

Kenneth Tomlinson, aka "Big Dog" to the kids.
  • Kenneth Tomlinson, aka "Big Dog" to the kids.
A year after he was charged with "deviate sexual intercourse" with Boy Scouts under his care, a former police captain and scoutmaster in Fredericktown was sentenced last week to three consecutive life terms plus plus 22 years.

Kenneth Tomlinson pleaded guilty to 22 counts of sexual abuse of minors last November. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster personally handled the prosecution on behalf of the state.

While there is no way to give back what was lost to the victims and their family members, I hope they find some comfort in the fact that justice has been served," said Koster Friday in a statement.

The Southeast Missourian reports that the abuse was revealed when a relative found a sexually explicit text message from "Big Dog" on the phone of one of the boys. Tomlinson, 43, stands six-foot-two and weighs north of 350 pounds.

Tags: ,

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 9, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation