Jacksonville, FL — In November of last year, the Department of Children and Families received an anonymous tip that a Jacksonville family was allowing a registered sex offender to live in their home – a home that included three young children. DCF launched an investigation and made contact with the family, who reportedly told them that said pervert, Robert Goeing Young, was sleeping on their couch, and no, there was no kiddy diddlin’ going on in the home.
Fully aware of Young’s conviction, the child’s parents apparently took no issue with allowing him to stay in the home. “The parents said that he was a friend of the family,” DCF spokesperson John Harrell said. “We continued our investigation. We spoke with the children individually. They said that nothing inappropriate had taken place in the home.”
DCF then came up with a brilliant safety plan – Young was to have no unsupervised contact with any of the children at any time – a plan that both the parents and Young agreed to and signed. You know where this is going, right?
In February, DCF received another phone call regarding the family. Believe it or not, there was some diddlin’ going on. Shocking, no? The oldest of the three children, a 9-year-old girl, told a DCF investigator that Young had given her a ring. That apparently set off a few red flags and Young was ordered out of the home.
Subsequent interviews with the child revealed that she had been repeatedly molested by Young. What’s more, it appears as if her mother and grandmother knew of the sexual abuse and did jack shit to put a stop to it. The family actually allowed the skeevy bastid to sleep in the child’s bed. It gets worse….
The girl’s mother told investigators she once saw Young groping the kid in her bed. The girl asked her mother for help, but mom ignored her pleas. Why? Because momma was banging Young and feared he would reveal the affair to her husband if she reported the alleged molestation. And just when you think it couldn’t possibly get any worse….
Police say grandma’s 39-year-old boyfriend was getting some action, too! He was arrested after authorities learned he had forced the child to fondle him. He was the first to be arrested in the case, and has been charged with lewd and lascivious molestation of a child younger than 12.
59-year-old Young was booked on charges of sexual battery, lewd and lascivious molestation and display of obscene material to minors. He remains behind bars without bail.
Though the names and mugshots of the victim’s family are available elsewhere, I’d rather not identify them at this time. The girl’s 27-year-old mother is being held on charges of child abuse and neglect, as is mom’s 40-year-old husband. Grandma, 61, has also been charged with child abuse/neglect. She has already been released on bail.
All three children have been placed in foster care.