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Babysitter indicted for inappropriately touching girl

WACO, TX (KXXV) - UPDATE: A McLennan County Grand Jury indicted Steve Edward Perkins on two counts of indecency with a child by contact on October 22.


Local parents are betrayed by someone they once trusted. They say their child was molested by the babysitter.

Waco police arrested 56-year-old Steve Edward Perkins for indecency with a child late Saturday night.

Perkins, who had been staying with the family for weeks, was left alone with two young kids while the parents were out. When the parents got back, the daughter, who police will only identify as being less than 10-years-old, told her parents that Perkins had inappropriately touched her. 

The father immediately confronted Perkins to try and keep him there until police arrived.

Waco Police Sgt. Patrick Swanton says the father and the suspect got into a “scuffle.”

"The suspect came at the father a little bit aggressively and the father was defending himself and trying to keep that person there and ended up hitting him in the head causing a very minor injury," says Swanton. 

Authorities arrested Perkins at the home after a short investigation, and took him to the hospital where he was treated. He was then transferred the McLennan County Jail.
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