A Maryland man has been arrested after allegedly recording himself sexually assaulting at least three children, all of whom are under the age of 5.
Kyle Thompson, 31, would befriend women to gain access to their children and sexually assault the children, according to WUSA. An anonymous source told police the former air conditioner repairman showed him multiple videos of him assaulting a 4-year-old girl and two other minors.
In one video, police say, a child yells “I want my mommy,” to which Thompson replies, “Your mommy can’t save you.”
The same toddler has her arms tied with a belt and cries as Thompson reportedly performed an undisclosed sexual act.
Police say another video shows Thompson assaulting a 3-year-old girl when her mother left to buy food. The string of alleged assaults lasted approximately six months and took place in Thompson’s home as well as a nearby wooded area.
WUSA also reports that Thompson raped and beat one of the victim’s mothers, holding a handgun to her mouth to intimidate her into submission. Investigators believe that there are more victims than the ones identified on the videos, and they urge possible victims to call the police or the FBI.
Investigators also suspect Thompson of an attempted sexual assault of a minor, one victim’s older sister, in 2013. The girl tells officers that she was with Thompson when the man asked for a hug. He then tried to sexually assault her, but she ran away.
“The allegations are, quite frankly, just horrific,” said Montgomery Assistant State’s Attorney Danielle Sartwell, according to The Washington Post.
On March 17, Thompson was charged with two counts of first-degree sex offense, two counts of sex abuse of a minor, and one count of third-degree sex offense. He was later charged with additional counts of sex abuse of a minor and third-degree sex offense. He is currently in jail without bail.
Thompson’s employer said that he was “shocked and saddened” by the allegations, and that Thompson was hired 10 years ago after passing a criminal background check. He reportedly has no previous criminal record.
“We never had any reason to suspect he was anyone but a hard-working, loyal employee,” said Lee Piazza, vice president of Compu Dynamics, an air-conditioning firm. He has since been fired from his job.
His neighbor, Donna Ballard, struggles to wrap her head around the allegations, saying that Thompson has been nothing but “pleasant.”
“It’s hard — when you see just one side of a person — to comprehend this sort of stuff,” she said. “I don’t think any of us can sit in judgment until all the facts come out. But if he did this, he needs to be locked up.”
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