LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
ROBERT B. McCALLUM, JR., SHERIFF
Date: April 25, 2009
Time: 8:00 AM
Chiefland, Florida- On April 23, 2009 Investigator Tom Martin arrested Robert Wayne Thomas for two counts of lewd & lascivious conduct on a minor, and he was transported to the Levy County Jail.
In the summer of 2008 Thomas, age 42, threw parties at his residence with as many as 20 kids ranging in ages from 11-15. During these parties Thomas provided alcohol to the children and encouraged them to play games called “Seven Minutes in Heaven” and “Truth or Dare”.
During these games Thomas issued dares to kids. If a child did not want to participate in these dares, he criticized and used peer pressure. Thomas suggested that the kids take body shots and explained to them that body shots were where you poured an alcoholic beverage on the body and consumed it with your mouth. Thomas demonstrated by pouring a body shot of alcoholic beverage on a 13 year old female’s stomach and consuming the alcohol with his mouth.
Later in the evening Thomas allowed several kids to sleep in his bed. While one of the kids was asleep, Thomas stated to investigators that he fantasized of having sexual intercourse with the child. He also stated that he touched one of the kids inappropriately.
In 2009 Thomas continued contact with one of the females by calling and texting her on the phone on a daily basis. Thomas admitted that his relationship was special and he wanted this 13 year old girl to be his wife. Thomas routinely gave the child compliments, showered her with gifts, took her to the movies and asked her sexual questions to perpetuate his fantasy.
Thomas’ conduct and behavior never occurred on school property but he was actively involved with his own child in school functions. Anyone that has had contact with Thomas in an inappropriate manner is asked to call Investigator Tom Martin at 352-486-5111.
Robert Wayne Thomas
10451 NW 103 Lane