Skip to comments.Babysitter found on Craigslist charged with sexual assault
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.
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Anyone stupid enough to get a babysitter on Craigslist should be immediately charged with felony child endangerment.
If they just allowed babysitters to marry, this wouldn’t happen.
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.
For anyone too dumb to know: I am being sarcastic.
Not only that, who would hire a 32-year old man to babysit the kids alone? Seems that’s just inviting trouble.
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.
Who in the HELL would get a babysitter on Craig’s List?????
not that women sitters don't do bad stuff, but... just sayin
Is there a BABYSITTER PING LIST?
Nancy Pelosi has the remedy.
He said that "God told him that he would be vindicated."
So he's totally nuts on top of everything else he has done.
Yea I always look on craigslist to find people to care of my most precious things...../s
Other than a male relative. Very stupid.
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.
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.
Ohmigosh, I have to say exactly the same think I just said on another thread. People don’t know anything anymore.
Who on earth leaves little children with a stranger?
Those kids should be taken away from that mother, she clearly is mentally deficient.
“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.
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...
i tell people looking for babysitters to goto local churches and look at the billboards that are usually there
I still live near a lot of lifelong friends and have known the kids from birth. In fact most call me uncle.
As much as the kids love coming to stay with you, Cripplecreek, you know the real reason, right?! Yep, those doggies of yours.
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?
Scams luring people in search of work or a bargain to robbery and murder have always been around.
Craigslist is just the technological equivalent.
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.
He definitely would have beautiful puppies! Add a good temperament and it is the perfect little dog!
Their just joshing around... goofy little things! One is trying to show the other, “See, MY teeth are bigger than yours!” LOL!
Anyone who has JRs around is exempt from flamemail.
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...
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!
LOL men are vicious animals just barely kept under control.
Pay no attention to the endless parade of female teachers screwing around with students.
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