8-Year-Old Charged For Sexual Conduct With Sitter
kutv.com, Jul 28, 2005
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. A mother is upset after a 14-year-old
Prosecutors have since dropped the charges against the boy, but his mother is still concerned.
The sexual conduct occurred during a game of “truth or dare” while the boy was being watched by the babysitter.
Prosecutors say that, while the babysitter initiated the contact, the young boy was a willing participant.
After hiring the teenager to baby sit, Grosbeck got the feeling
Grosbeck went to police and child protection workers, and the case went to the district attorney, after which her son, age eight, had been charged with an act of lewdness with a minor.
Grosbeck says the Salt Lake County District Attorney told her both the child and teenager were equal participants. But Mrs. Grosbeck didn’t believe that.
Although the charges against her son were dropped, she is concerned that the same thing could happen to other victims of sexual abuse.
The district attorney’s office confirmed the charges had been made, and that they had been dropped.
Other than that, they wouldn’t comment. The Division of Child and Family Services also declined to comment.