Father walked in on rape of 5-year-old daughter at daycare: police

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NORMANDY PARK, Wash. — A Washington daycare worker is under arrest after the father of a 5-year-old girl walked in on the man raping his daughter, according to police.

Looking for his daughter, the father walked into a classroom at Kid’s Country childcare on 1st Avenue South in Normandy Park and found the 31-year-old male teacher with her, crouched behind a bookshelf, officials said.  The man allegedly told him that he was just having a “tickle fight” with the little girl, according to Q13 FOX.

Once they left, his daughter allegedly told her father that her teacher had touched her inappropriately, and he called Child Protective Services.  After CPS workers interviewed the girl, who they described as bright and articulate, they went to talk to the teacher.

When asked to explain the allegations, the man allegedly admitted to touching her underneath her underwear, but said it was accidental.

The Kid’s Country employee is now in King County Jail and awaiting the likely charge of first-degree child rape.  He is not being identified pending official charges.