GREENFIELD — A toddler had a rape kit collected after she told police her babysitter’s husband touched her inappropriately during bath time, according to court documents.
The man the child accused is now in jail and faces two felony charges, records show.
Brian Williams, 32, 505 N. Franklin St., Apartment 1, Greenfield, faces one Level 4 felony count of child molesting and one Level 6 count of dissemination of matters harmful to minors, records show.
He was arrested last week, and he has since appeared in Hancock Circuit Court and pleaded not guilty to the counts he faces.
He is being held in the Hancock County Jail on a $7,500 cash bond.
The child stayed at Williams’ home on the day the report was made. Her mother told police the child stays with Williams and his wife when the family is “desperate for childcare,” court documents state.
The girl’s mother brought her to the Greenfield Police Department immediately after she made comments accusing Williams of misconduct, according to court documents.
Greenfield detectives and caseworkers from the Indiana Department of Child Services were assigned to the case.
The child relayed her accusations to investigators, saying she was with Williams alone in the bathroom of his home when he touched her, court documents state.
The child told police only her mother, father and Williams give her baths, court documents state.
The child was taken to Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis to have a forensic sexual assault exam — commonly referred to as a rape kit, court documents state. The child’s clothing was collected as evidence and she was tested for a variety of sexually transmitted diseases, court documents state.
The results of those examinations were not included in the court documents filed against Williams.
Police visited the man’s home a few days after the report was made, but he was not home. A detective’s knocks on the front door of his home and calls went unanswered, officials said.
Williams was arrested Jan. 9 and appeared in court Jan. 12. Greenfield attorney Gregory Brand, who was appointed to represent Williams, did not return a call for comment on this story.
A Level 4 felony count carries a penalty range of two to 12 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
A Level 6 felony count carries a penalty of range of six months to 2½ years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
Williams remained in the Hancock County Jail at press time.