Teen mother Ashley Nicole Williams allegedly told police she molested her two-month-old baby because she was "curious" to know what it would be like to be the molester, instead of the molested.
Williams, 19, is charged with assaulting her daughter at their Lebanon, Mo., home over five days.
Police were notified Mar. 7 by staff at Mercy Hospital of Lebanon when they detected signs of abuse during a routine checkup on the baby.
According to the Laclede County Sheriff's Office, Williams confessed to the crime. Her husband claimed he saw Williams touch their daughter "in a sexual way" several times when she was changing her diaper.
She is charged with first-degree child molestation and is being held at Laclede County jail after failing to raise a $100,000 bond. According to the Lebanon Daily Record, the abuse investigation is ongoing.