An Ohio daycare owner's son faced a judge on June 8 for reportedly raping a three-year-old girl.
After picking up her daughter from the at-home daycare in March, the toddler’s mother noticed her child kept holding onto her private parts, WSYX reports.
It was then that the three-year-old revealed that 19-year-old Keenan Butler, son of the woman who ran the day care, had touched her inappropriately.
Upon taking the girl to the hospital for a rape examination, police say they found Butler’s DNA inside the child’s private areas.
Police immediately suspended the daycare center owner’s license upon learning Butler’s mother had been reportedly giving up care of the kids to her son.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services adds they are also working to make sure the daycare center never opens again.
Meanwhile, the daycare center owner denies all of the rape allegations held against her son.
Keenan is currently in jail on a $250,000 bond.
He is not the first man to capture national attention for sexually assaulting children in a daycare.
Thirty-one-year-old Seth Batterton reportedly sexually assaulted a child at a church day care center in Texas, KXAN reports, shocking many who knew him.
“It was a total shock with me. I’ve been his pastor and had conversations with him, so no red flags, nothing that I encountered that would make me even have a hint that maybe something like this would happen,” church pastor, George Lumpkin, said.
On April 19, a child complained to the school that Batterton had touched her inappropriately.
The man was immediately fired.
“We self-reported that and then in turn contacted the police and we terminated him immediately and took away his keys and banned him from any access to the campus,” Lumpkin said. “We also put in place kind of a safety plan to let the parents know what was going on.”
Further investigations revealed in 2012 Batterton had also been accused of sexually assaulting a young girl but the grand jury did not indict him stating, “there wasn’t enough evidence.”