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Man pulls down diaper of 2-year-old girl and tries to sodomize her at playground

By Mason White 1:49 PM March 15, 2017
William L. Bates Jr.
William L. Bates Jr.
By: Tanya Clark  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

A mother managed to save her young daughter from a man who tried to rape the child while playing at a park, according to police in Missouri.

Kansas City police said that they have arrested 24-year-old William L. Bates Jr., after being accused of pulling off the diaper of the 2-year-old girl and attempting to sodomize her.

Bates has been charged with sodomy first degree and statutory sodomy of a person less than 12-years-old. He was booked into the Jackson County Detention Center, and his bail has been set at $150,000.

According to the police investigation, the 2-year-old girl identified as Penny, was playing at the Kemp Park, while her mother sat on a bench.

The mother then saw Bates looking at her daughter. Bates them approached the girl, who was swinging herself on a swing, and picked her up.

He pulled down the girl’s diaper and unzipped his pants. The mother quickly ran to Bates and began beating him. Bates then fled from the scene.

Police later caught Bates, who was in possession of marijuana and an unidentified white vial of fluid. Bates claimed that he was drugged, and did not know what he was doing.