Two Arrested For Rape of Minor

State police arrested 57 year-old Barbara Therese Pielack and charged her with twelve counts of rape and twelve counts of sodomy. The arrest came after police received a tip that Pielack was having a personal relationship with a minor, less than 14 years of age.

Pielack was working at the Trillium Center in Corbin, that's where she meet the victim. Pielack and the minor had a six month long relationship, according to state police.

Police also say 64 year old James Russell Thornton was arrested on rape and sodomy charges.

Police say after a month long investigation, a warrant was issued for their arrests in December 2006. We're told the two suspects fled Kentucky after learning they were wanted on these charges.

Police soon caught up with Pielack and Thornton where they were arrested in Georgia.

Pielack and Thornton are currently in the Laurel County Detention Center.


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  • by tony Location: vero beach on Apr 13, 2008 at 05:23 PM
    Why is it that i cannot find any information on this "James Russell Thornton"? Ive searched th sex offenders page for every state he's ever lived...Anyone have an idea? Please let me know. Thank you.
  • by Rees Location: Maurice on Aug 22, 2007 at 09:28 PM
    I think they sould die for what they did , thier is no excuse for them , THEY HAVE NO CHANCE OF REDEMING THIER SOUL , OH AND I LOOK FORWARD TO PUTTING THEM AWAY FOR GOOD . ENDING TRANSMISSION
  • by kay Location: london1 on Apr 14, 2007 at 03:41 PM
    they str do very sick people in this WORLD.
  • by Toby Gail Location: Uvalde,Texas on Apr 13, 2007 at 01:03 PM
    I think that this so very SICK!!! Yeah, both the 57 year old woman and the 64 year old man should indeed get the Death Penality!! They are sick in their own Twisted minds and if released we know they will try it again. So just put an ending to it before it has another chance to happen to some other Minor Child!
  • by Heather Location: Jeffersonville on Apr 13, 2007 at 10:39 AM
    Why would a 57 year old woman want such of a relationship with someone young enough to be their grandchild and a minor at that. These two people are sick and they need the death penalty otherwise they will get out of prison and continue committing such crimes.

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