A Missouri man has been charged with statutory sodomy of a 1-year-old he was babysitting.
Jayson Newlun, 26, has been charged with taking advantage of a little girl he was babysitting.
Probable cause documents in this case show that Newlun was a family friend of parents with a 1-year-old girl.
Newlun stayed at the family’s home the night of June 29th.
Documents show that on June 30th, the parents left the 1-year-old girl, who was napping, in the care of Newlun while they went to the store.
After arriving at the store, the mother realized she’d left her WIC folder at home — and they returned to retrieve it.
Went they got home, the child’s mother noticed Newlun was not on the couch anymore, and her daughter’s bedroom door was open. The mother walked in and said she saw Newlun take an inappropriate photo of her child before touching the little girl’s genitals while masturbating himself.
The mother ran and got her husband who immediately confronted Newlun.
Court documents state Newlun screamed before he was tackled by the girl’s father. The father reportedly hit Newlun with a dresser drawer and punched him several times.
A neighbor stepped in and stopped the father from attacking Newlun.
The mother told police while she was waiting for officers to arrive, she asked him why he would do something like this. He told her he didn’t know. She reportedly told him “I hope you go down for this.” He replied “I do, too.”
Family members told police they had only been gone for five or ten minutes.
Newlun was detained and taken to the Clay County Detention Center.
A $250,000 bond has been requested in this case.