RENTON, Wash. — Renton police arrested a 21-year-old church daycare worker Wednesday suspected of molesting a four-year-old child.
According to authorities, the alleged molestation occurred at Orchards Childcare at the Church of the Nazarene, located in the 800 block of Union Avenue Northeast.
Court documents indicate that on June 10, the daycare got word that the suspect, who KIRO 7 is not naming unless he is charged, was seen by a parent “tongue” kissing a student.
He was put on administrative leave and authorities were contacted. Following a meeting with parents three days later to inform them of the situation, the parents of the four-year-old came forward.
The little girl’s parents told authorities they believed she was touched under her underwear by the staffer. He was arrested June 29 and as of Friday night, was still being held on $15,000 in bail.
Police praised the daycare for acting appropriately, considering the circumstances. The worker had been employed at Orchards since last fall.
Police believe there may be other victims. The man had no prior convictions.
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