The child’s mother, in need of an overnight babysitter for her three children, reportedly went to Craigslist, clicked on the child care tab and ultimately decided to hire 32-year-old Steven Knox.
Knox had apparently cared for the woman’s children without incident for a period of several months. But on June 23, the woman’s 6-year-old daughter came home after two nights with Knox and accused him of touching her inappropriately.
According to court documents, the child’s mother called police after learning Knox had digitally raped her daughter. The child would tell police Knox “put his finger in her private area four times,” and that he had put “ice” on his finger and the penetration “burned.” An examination showed that the girl had a 3-millimeter tear on her vagina.
Knox was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14 and later released after posting $30,000 bond.
After watching the interview in the attached video, I must admit that I am totally skeeved out. I wouldn’t allow the twitchy-eyed f*ck to watch my dying houseplant, let alone a living, breathing child….I don’t care if he is holding the Holy Bible in his pervy paws.
When asked why he was offering his services on Craigslist, Knox told ABC13 reporter Erik Barajas he “loves children” and he “didn’t mean any harm.” When confronted with the allegations, Knox initially denied harming the girl, but later said he didn’t do it intentionally.
When Barajas asked Knox if he was sorry for what he did, Knox replied, “All I know is that God says I would be vindicated, and that I would come out on the clear on this.”
After the interview was over and Barajas and crew were headed back to their truck, Knox apparently exited his apartment and demanded that they hand over the camera’s disk. Bajaras denied the request, told dude to back the hell off and left, recording in hand.Tags: babysitter, Craigslist, sexual assault of a child, Steven Knox, Texas