Babysitter, 72, along with his son, 46, arrested after sexually abusing young girlsBy Mason White 9:55 AM July 17, 2013
|Bryan M. Payne and Lynn C. Payne|
By: John Roberts
(Scroll down for video) A man and his son were arrested and charged with child sex abuse related charges after they sexually abused little girls, according to police reports in Oregon.
Washington County Police said that a father, 72-years-old, and his eldest son, 46, were arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing two girls.
Detectives said that they believe there are more victims, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office of Washington County.
Investigators said that Bryan M. Payne, 46, provided child care services for friends and neighbors. The alleged abuse of two girls under 10 years, happened in the last two or three years in the house of Bryan Metzger, investigators said.
Detectives arrested Bryan Payne on suspicion of two counts of first-degree sexual penetration. Lynn C. Payne, 72, who lives with his son, is accused of molesting the same girl and was arrested on suspicion of sexual penetration in the first degree and sodomy in the first degree.
Bail for both the father and son was set at $500,000.
Both pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Neighbors said that the family has lived in the area for a long time.
No one suspected anything wrong was going on inside the house, where the children used to play outside.
Raymond Soappman said the suspects watched his children, while his family was going through a medical crisis. He said he checked with his children and he does not think they were abused.
“I still get nervous because my children have been here from day one,” Soappman said. “So how I cannot know if something happened five years ago,” he said.