Babysitter arrested for sleeping with 10-year-old boy she was looking after

Babysitter arrested for sleeping with 10-year-old boy she was looking after
Published: 2014 November 23 10:00:55 (12613 Views)
25-year-old Marybeth Rataic, a babysitter from Willimantic, Connecticut, US, is facing 10 felony charges after allegedly sleeping with her friend's 10-year-old son she was supposed to be looking after.

Suspicions arose when the child's mother, a friend of the suspect, noticed he had a love-bite on his neck.

The boy told his mother - who has three other children - that Rataic had sex with him on at least three occasions between August 19 and 23, NBC Connecticut reported.

One one occasion, mother-of-one Rataic is said to have had crept into the boy's bedroom, which he shared with his brothers, and had slept with him.

She allegedly abused him another time when his mother was in hospital giving birth.

According to the arrest warrant, the mother of the child filed a report with police on August 25.



Rataic has denied sexually abusing the boy and claimed the 10-year-old forced himself on her when interviewed at her home by authorities.

She told the child to stop and tried pushing him off, she claimed.

The only reason why she didn't tell anyone was because she was "embarrassed," Rataic said, according to the Record-Journal.

A friend of both Rataic and the child's mother, speaking to NBC, said Rataic had been left "emotionally ... torn apart" over the allegations.

She said Rataic still cared about the boy "even after everything that went on."

Rataic has been ordered to have no contact with the child. She is scheduled to appear in New Haven Superior Court on November 25.



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