State police mince no words in describing the abuse three children, ages 4, 8 and 9, faced at the hands of a 30-year-old convicted felon Robert Paul Geschke inside their Greensburg, Pennsylvania home.
“They are horrible crimes,” Trooper Stephen Limani said.
Investigators say Geschke, who was under orders to stay away from Jennifer Thompson and her children, flouted the order to stay around, abused and frequently exploited the children in his bid to beat the system.
The parolee to keep from going back to jail, was regularly tested for drug use. However, heroin addict Geschke, allegedly used the drug in front of the children in the home.
“He would have the 8-year-old provide the urine sample,” To beat his drug tests, Limani said. And if the children didn’t comply… “When he would go on one of his tirades, the children would be subjected to physical abuse – choking, hitting,” Limani said.
Geschke often punished the children, terrorizing them, chasing them and locking them in dark rooms.
Thompson didn’t protect her children from their abuser and now she is on the run with the suspect
The children’s mother, Jennifer Thompson “was present during the majority of the incidents that took place, between the physical abuse, when it came to the striking and choking of the children,” Limani said.
Investigators say the kids’ mom, 31-year-old Thompson, did nothing to help them. Geschke wasn’t even allowed to be near Thompson or the kids.
“He was so worried about getting caught that he had a motion sensor set up at the house so that whenever the probation officer would come, he’d be alerted,” Limani said. “That would give him time to stow the kids away in a closet or a vehicle or wherever he could hide these children.”
Children and Youth Services got word and got the kids out of the home. As soon as that happened, Geschke and Thompson went on the run.
Police say the boy and Thompson’s two other children are staying with a relative.
Geschke and Thompson are facing charges of harassment, child endangerment and corruption of minors.
State police are asking anyone who knows of their whereabouts to contact them.