MARYSVILLE, Wash. – Prosecutors have filed criminal charges against the teenage son of a Washington day care operator after three young girls say they were sexually assaulted at the all night day care.
Charging documents state that in April, a 4-year-old and a 10-year-old girl both told their families that 18-year-old Dakota Wilson had molested them while they slept. The older girl said it happened about 10 times prior, but she was afraid to report it because she thought she would get in trouble.
Then in May, another 5-year-old girl told her family that Wilson sexually assaulted her when she was in the bathroom and she was still suffering pain from the assault.
When questioned by police, Wilson initially denied the accusations, but would admit this wasn’t the first time he’d been accused of inappropriately touching young girls. He told them he had touched young girls sexually at his mother’s day care a year prior, when they lived in Idaho. He said he was able to curtail his urges to rape children by hanging out with friends and playing video games.
After these recent accusations, Wilson’s mother, Anne Ladale Moore, admitted that she was aware of the accusations against her son in Idaho and had purposely withheld that information when she applied for her day care license in Washington.
You’ve probably already assumed one reason why Moore didn’t tell Washington licensing officials about the accusations against her son was because that would’ve severely limited her chances of gaining a license. True, that reason alone may be enough for someone to put children at risk of being raped, but here, let me give you almost a quarter million more.
According to KING 5, Moore’s day care earned more state subsidy money in one year than any other day care in the state. By running her day care 24/7 she earned $232,000 in one year with the help of The Working Connections program, a taxpayer funded program that foots the day care bill for low-income families so that they can work.
Thankfully, Moore’s license was suspended and her day care has been shut down. Wilson has been charged with two counts of first-degree child molestation and one count of third degree rape. He is currently out on bail, prohibited from being around children, and facing 13 to 18 years in prison if convicted.