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Male babysitter bribes 10-year-old to perform sex act for ten dollars, report says

Written by B. Collins

Published November 26, 2022 @ 2:30 PM ET

Richmond County (August 7, 2022) – Police responded to a complaint from the mother of a 10-year-old girl who called police after receiving a call from her daughter saying that the family friend who was babysitting her, Lavarous Rich, 21 had masturbated with her in the room and offered her ten dollars to perform a sexual act on him. 

According to the minor’s mother, she had left her ten-year-old daughter that day in the care of Rich, a family friend, when her daughter called and stated that Rich had masturbated in the living room while she was also in the room.

At that time, Rich went to the minor’s bedroom, who had since locked herself inside, and offered her ten dollars for performing an unspecified sexual act.

Rich’s brother picked up the ten-year-old, and then went to pick up the victim’s mother from work. When they returned to the home, Rich was gone.

Rich was arrested and charged with child molestation. This case is currently pending in court.

Officer’s Narrative:
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On 08/07/2022 at approximately 1152 hours I, Deputy D. Sarinana (4113), responded to [200 BLOCK] Fox Trace in reference to indecency.

Upon arrival, I made contact with [WITNESS #1] (COMPLAINANT) who stated that on 08/06/2022 she had left her ten year old daughter [REDACTED BY AGENCY] (OTHER) at home to be babysat by her family friend, 21 year old Lavarous Rich (SUSPECT). [WITNESS #1] stated that at approximately 1728 hours on 08/06/2022 she received a call from [REDACTED BY AGENCY] stating that Rich was in the living room mast*rbating while [REDACTED BY AGENCY] was also in the living room.

[WITNESS #1] stated that she was advised by [REDACTED BY AGENCY] that Rich then went to [REDACTED BY AGENCY] bedroom, who since had locked herself inside, and told [REDACTED BY AGENCY] that he would give her ten dollars if she performed an unspecified sexual act. [WITNESS #1] stated that [REDACTED BY AGENCY] was the picked up by Rich’s brother and the two went to pick up [WITNESS #1] from work. When [WITNESS #1] and [REDACTED BY AGENCY] returned to residence, Rich was gone. [WITNESS #1] stated that Rich lives at [200 BLOCK] Fox Trace, but was no longer at the residence.

[WITNESS #1] was advised that an RCSO Investigator would be in contact with her to conduct an interview with [REDACTED BY AGENCY] as she is a juvenile. A Zone 4 supervisor was contacted and advised of the incident. [WITNESS #1] was provided a case number on an RCSO business card.

[End of Narrative]