The girl’s mother told investigators that she had let 21-year-old Ashley Stapert and her boyfriend live with her for a couple months because they were homeless. She had known Stapert since middle-school and felt comfortable letting her babysit her daughter.
She ended up going to police after the couple boasted about sexually molesting the infant to friends who also knew the mother. Those people physically attacked the couple and then informed the child’s mother of what the couple were saying. The baby was taken to the hospital to be evaluated and a medical exam revealed she had contracted genital warts.
When police picked up and interviewed Stapert, she admitted to fondling and performing a sexual act on the baby and implicated her boyfriend as well. She was charged with child molest and criminal deviate conduct, both felonies, and is currently in jail without bond. Police are still looking for her former boyfriend.Tags: Ashley Stapert, Child Molestation, Crime, genital warts, Indiana, STD