Houston woman Jasmyne Lashay Gilder was charged after she allegedly attempted to molest a child at a sleepover party last Friday.
Gilder’s younger sister was having a sleepover party when the attempted sexual assault occurred. The target was allegedly her sister’s 12-year-old friend.
After the party, the girl reported the attempted assault to her mother, who then alerted the police. The young girl was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital and treated for minor injuries, though doctors reported that she was physically sound overall.
Gilder was charged with attempted indecency with a child. She was released from jail after posting a $5,000 bond.
Some commenters have argued that Gilder should face greater consequences.
“$5,000 bond for a possible child sex offender?” one commenter wrote. “How about no bond so other children in her vicinity are kept safe?”