Trans-Identified Male Daycare Worker Escapes Prison Time After Pleading Guilty to Sexually Abusing a Baby
If Mark “Maria” Childers follows the conditions given to him during these six months, the charges will disappear from his criminal record.
Mark “Maria” Childers won’t get any prison time thanks to a plea deal he took after facing charges of sexual abuse against a baby, according to REDUXX.
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As previously reported by Reduxx, Childers was arrested in February of 2023 after the Department of Community Based Services (DCBS) received an anonymous tip detailing an alleged incident of abuse that had occurred in November of 2022 at Explore Learning Academy. The tip, reportedly written by one of Childers’ co-workers, accused him of making inappropriate comments towards an infant while changing the child’s diaper, and touching the baby inappropriately.
Reduxx has now obtained court records detailing the full complaint against Childers, which showed that he was accused of both physical and sexual abuse while employed at the daycare.
Following the receipt of the initial anonymous complaint, a DCBS case worker and a police officer from the Paducah Police Department went to the daycare on February 8, 2023, to interview witnesses. After speaking to a number of staff, they were able to corroborate the anonymous report.
Childers faced “one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a victim under 12 and three counts of first-degree criminal abuse of a child under 12.”
Childers hired trans activist lawyer Madison Leach.
Leach managed to get the court to reduce Childers’ bond to $5,000 from $100,000.
The court said Childers could not have any contact with children and stay away from the daycare that employed him.
Childers originally received a 12-month penalty. Judge Joseph Roark withheld the sentence. He “imposed a conditional discharge for 6 months.”
If Childers follows the conditions given to him during these six months, the charges will disappear from his criminal record.DONATE
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