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Babysitter found on Craigslist charged with sexual assault
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Babysitter-found-on-Craigslist-charged-with-2276203.php ^ | 11.20/2011 | CAROL CHRISTIAN

Posted on 11/20/2011 12:32:05 PM PST by Morgana

A 32-year-old Webster man who allegedly advertised as a babysitter on Craigslist has been charged with sexually assaulting one of his charges.

Steven P. Knox is free on $30,000 bond after being arrested Thursday on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14.

According to court records, a 6-year-old girl told investigators that Knox, whom she knew as her babysitter, put his finger in her private area four times. The girl said Knox had put "ice" on his finger and that the penetration had burned.

The assault allegedly took place at Knox's home on West Bay Area Boulevard in late June, according to court records.

A sexual assault examination on June 24 at Texas Children's Hospital showed that the girl had a 3-millimeter tear on her vagina, court records stated.

The girl's mother said she found Knox online through the Craigslist website and allowed him to babysit her three children for a few months.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: babysitter; child; children; craigslist; crime; moralabsolutes; rape; rapist; sexualassault; tmi
Take a look at Mr. Creepy on the link. Need I say more?
1 posted on 11/20/2011 12:32:06 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Anyone stupid enough to get a babysitter on Craigslist should be immediately charged with felony child endangerment.


2 posted on 11/20/2011 12:33:43 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012 -- the man we need at the time we need him)
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To: Morgana

If they just allowed babysitters to marry, this wouldn’t happen.


3 posted on 11/20/2011 12:34:10 PM PST by vladimir998 (Public school grads are often too dumb to realize they're dumb)
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To: Morgana

4 posted on 11/20/2011 12:34:50 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012 -- the man we need at the time we need him)
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To: Morgana
The incident rate of crime, mayhem and murder being sourced out on Craig's list seems to be growing. But, Craig's list is just the modern day vehicle for a society going down hill.

I think it would have been just as easy to pull off these various deeds using want ads 30 or 40 years ago. It's just that our society was so callous and heartless then.

5 posted on 11/20/2011 12:36:00 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: vladimir998

For anyone too dumb to know: I am being sarcastic.


6 posted on 11/20/2011 12:36:03 PM PST by vladimir998 (Public school grads are often too dumb to realize they're dumb)
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To: freedumb2003

Not only that, who would hire a 32-year old man to babysit the kids alone? Seems that’s just inviting trouble.


7 posted on 11/20/2011 12:38:47 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (If he has nothing to hide, why is he spending so much $$$ hiding it?)
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To: freedumb2003

Freedom I can see how you think that but I don’t. Nothing wrong with trying to find a reasonable job on Craigslist.

Just do it the right way.

First of all they hired a man. Being that he is male that should have sent up alarm bells. Most experts I have read on this matter say it is better to hire a woman.

Also did they check references? Both work and personal? Wanna bet the answer to both is no?

Did they interview him to any length at all? Wanna bet they did not?

Yea. Get what you ask for.


8 posted on 11/20/2011 12:39:10 PM PST by Morgana (This space for rent.........cheap)
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To: Morgana

Who in the HELL would get a babysitter on Craig’s List?????


9 posted on 11/20/2011 12:39:38 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: vladimir998
Vlad I have already figured out that Free Republic is full of stand up comics!
10 posted on 11/20/2011 12:43:32 PM PST by Morgana (This space for rent.........cheap)
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To: Morgana
a male babysitter... how stooopid does she actually have to be to let a male babysit her kids???

not that women sitters don't do bad stuff, but... just sayin

11 posted on 11/20/2011 12:43:50 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Morgana

Is there a BABYSITTER PING LIST?


12 posted on 11/20/2011 12:44:12 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Morgana

Nancy Pelosi has the remedy.


13 posted on 11/20/2011 12:45:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Morgana
The jerk was interviewed on 10 o'clock news last night and looked a lot more clean cut than this picture,

He said that "God told him that he would be vindicated."

So he's totally nuts on top of everything else he has done.

14 posted on 11/20/2011 12:51:27 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Morgana

Yea I always look on craigslist to find people to care of my most precious things...../s


15 posted on 11/20/2011 12:52:10 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: Chode

Other than a male relative. Very stupid.


16 posted on 11/20/2011 12:54:41 PM PST by Morgana (This space for rent.........cheap)
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To: Chode
a male babysitter... how stooopid does she actually have to be to let a male babysit her kids???

I've done considerable babysitting time. Obviously only kids of people who know me well but there's no reason a male shouldn't babysit. Besides the fact that I'm actually willing to watch infants. I actually prefer to watch infants.
17 posted on 11/20/2011 12:55:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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who would be stupid enough to hire a man to babysit their kids? That one pedophile who wrote a book said one of the worst things a parent could do is having a male watch your kids.

men should not be alone with little kids, especially girls. coaches, priests, babysitters.


18 posted on 11/20/2011 12:56:27 PM PST by snowstorm12
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To: freedumb2003

Craigslist is no different than a newspaper classified section.
Which doesn’t really nullify your point.

Raising your kids yourself instead of by proxy is a better way.


19 posted on 11/20/2011 1:11:10 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Morgana

Ohmigosh, I have to say exactly the same think I just said on another thread. People don’t know anything anymore.

MORONS!

Who on earth leaves little children with a stranger?

Those kids should be taken away from that mother, she clearly is mentally deficient.


20 posted on 11/20/2011 1:12:26 PM PST by jocon307
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To: snowstorm12

“men should not be alone with little kids, especially girls. coaches, priests, babysitters.”

Sadly, I have to agree with you. And any normal male with a any sense shouldn’t be in that position because of the chance of false charges.


21 posted on 11/20/2011 1:14:28 PM PST by meatloaf (It's time to push back against out of control government.)
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To: snowstorm12
You don't keep up with the pedophile threads evidently.
Women come in pedophile varieties as well, and in great numbers.
Making sure the babysitter is female is no substitute for checking the background of the person, and talking to your child afterward.
22 posted on 11/20/2011 1:16:07 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: freedumb2003
Anyone stupid enough to get a babysitter on Craigslist should be immediately charged with felony child endangerment.
Anyone stupid enough to get a babysitter from the local classified ads should be...

Craigslist is just the modern version of the classified ads in print newspapers. Blaming bad people on Craigslist is like all those silly stories about how "SUVs" are doing all sorts of terrible things on the roads of America. You know: they don't blame the reckless driver, they blame the fact that the reckless driver was in an SUV.

Anyone who trusts a stranger to watch their child, regardless of where they found them, should be...

23 posted on 11/20/2011 1:19:56 PM PST by Johnny B.
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To: cripplecreek
the key there is, it's people who know you/you know... a total stranger??? sorry, but never

i tell people looking for babysitters to goto local churches and look at the billboards that are usually there

24 posted on 11/20/2011 1:26:19 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

I still live near a lot of lifelong friends and have known the kids from birth. In fact most call me uncle.


25 posted on 11/20/2011 1:29:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: cripplecreek
you are a lucky man, i really should of made clear i meant strangers not known people like yourself
26 posted on 11/20/2011 1:40:50 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: cripplecreek

As much as the kids love coming to stay with you, Cripplecreek, you know the real reason, right?! Yep, those doggies of yours.


27 posted on 11/20/2011 2:44:38 PM PST by momtothree
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To: freedumb2003

Tell me about it. This is the website that regularly gets people murdered, the latest being a few days ago when a man and a teen were arrested for murdering men who answered their Craigslist ad for farm work (yes farm work). The men were killed and robbed when they met with the “farmers”. And these people are hiring babysitters through this same system?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15802329


28 posted on 11/20/2011 2:52:36 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Not one whit more often than newspaper and magazine ads always have though. And town bulletin boards before those.

Scams luring people in search of work or a bargain to robbery and murder have always been around.

Craigslist is just the technological equivalent.

29 posted on 11/20/2011 2:58:33 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: momtothree

The male I have now is the only JRT that I would actually trust with small kids. The vet loves him and says I should breed him for his temperament alone.


30 posted on 11/20/2011 3:06:10 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: cripplecreek

He definitely would have beautiful puppies! Add a good temperament and it is the perfect little dog!


31 posted on 11/20/2011 3:12:58 PM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree
They put on a vicious playface.

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32 posted on 11/20/2011 3:26:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: cripplecreek

Their just joshing around... goofy little things! One is trying to show the other, “See, MY teeth are bigger than yours!” LOL!


33 posted on 11/20/2011 3:46:53 PM PST by momtothree
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To: cripplecreek
Jacks!

Anyone who has JRs around is exempt from flamemail.

34 posted on 11/20/2011 4:33:44 PM PST by corkoman (Release the Palin!)
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To: corkoman
Funpups

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35 posted on 11/20/2011 4:46:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Morgana

flame away but no thinking person should ever hire a man to babysit little children...and not a male teenager either...it just screams a very high risk to the child...


36 posted on 11/20/2011 6:16:47 PM PST by cherry
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To: cripplecreek
there's every reason not to have males babysit..unless they are related....

where is common sense anymore?...have we lost it completely?

it would be like having a homosexual boy scout leader taking young boys camping...sure, there are probably many homos that would be good at this, but all it takes is ONE!

37 posted on 11/20/2011 6:20:18 PM PST by cherry
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To: cherry

LOL men are vicious animals just barely kept under control.

Pay no attention to the endless parade of female teachers screwing around with students.


38 posted on 11/20/2011 6:22:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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