A teenager raped a four-year-old girl then begged a relative for forgiveness, police said.
Kevens Sanon, 18, is accused of sexually abusing the girl in her house beginning when she was four-years-old in Delray Beach, Florida. The alleged abuse lasted until she was aged five.
Detectives said Sanon reportedly ‘confessed’ about the alleged abuse to a family member via text message, in which he asked for a ‘second change.’
He also asked the relative not to tell police, according to the Miami Herald.
Sanon was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of sexual assault on a victim younger than 12 years old.
A 21-year-old family member eventually learned of the incident and called police. The Florida Department of Children and family’s removed the girl, who is now five, from the home. Authorities have not disclosed Sanon’s relationship to the victim.
A Child Protection Team investigator interviewed the child who ‘demonstrated the ability to differentiate the difference between a truth and a lie.’Nazi death camp survivor turns 100 on Holocaust remembrance day
She said Sanon ‘put his “boy body parts” in her “girl body parts”‘ on Halloween, an officer wrote.
The victim told an older sibling, who then told another even older sibling.
After the 21-year-old relative learned of the alleged abuse, they confronted Sanon through text, according to police.Invasion Day protests as Australia marks anniversary of British colonisation
Sanon initially denied any wrongdoing and begged for a chance ‘to make this right’ and said ‘I don’t want my life ruined.’
‘You should (have) thought about that before you did what you did,’ the relatives responded.
By the end of the conversation, Sanon said: ‘I know I need to go to jail.’
Those texts were handed over to police and Sanon was booked at the Palm Beach County Main Detention Center without bond.