A Texas babysitter has been arrested after she allegedly forced a 4-year-old boy to perform sexual acts on her.
Esmerelda Medellin, an 18-year-old woman from San Antonio, is accused of performing sexual acts on a 4-year-old boy she was babysitting in March, HuffPost reports. Police have said that Medellin also coerced the child into performing acts on her.
The child told his mother about the alleged abuse while Medellin was still at the home on March 28. The mom called authorities right away, who took the child and the babysitter to the hospital to undergo sexual assault examinations, according to the arrest affidavit.
DNA from the young boy was found on Medellin's breast, and male DNA was found on her genitals, but the sample wasn't large enough to positively identify it as the boy's.
Medellin denied the accusations, according to Daily Mail.
Medellin was arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault. She was originally held at the Bexar County Jail on $75,000 bond but was reportedly released.
In another story of a babysitter accused of sexual assault, a New Jersey man who allegedly assaulted three children he was babysitting was ordered to stay in jail until his trial, NJ.com reports.
William Langley, 44, was accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl, a 10-year-old boy, and a 12-year-old boy. Langley had been babysitting the three children at the time of the alleged abuse.
Langley was arrested on Aug. 15. The complaint against him accuses him of abusing the children since January 2014.
Langley was reportedly charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault, five counts of sexual assault, and three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.
In a detention hearing held on Aug. 21, Superior Court Judge John Eastlack Jr. rejected Langley's request for release.
Prosecutor Marianne Morroni said Langley had admitted to the charges, but Langley's defense attorney questioned the veracity of what she referred to as a "so-called confession."
Eastlack said that Langley's role "in a position of trust" to supervise the children he allegedly abused "gives the court great concern" and added that he worried Langley could attempt to obstruct justice by trying to contact the alleged victims in the case.
Eastlake also ruled that the prosecution had established that there was probable cause to move forward with the case.
Langley, whose next scheduled appearance is a pre-indictment conference on Nov. 8, faces up to 25 years in prison if he is convicted of all charges.
According to statistics from the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, 93 percent of perpetrators of child sexual abuse are people who the victim knows, with 59 percent being acquaintances and 34 percent being family members.