Saturday, January 23, 2010

Indiana Babysitters Charged with Child Molestation - Updated

(Terre Haute, Indiana) Dawn Timko and her husband, Kevin Timko, were formally charged this week with five felonies including child molestation, child exploitation, and criminal deviate conduct.
"Initially there was a report to the West Terre Haute Police Department from the mother of the victims, and that led to a full-fledged investigation," Vigo County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Rob Roberts said.

Kevin Timko is being held on $100,000 bond with no 10 percent allowed. Dawn Timko is being held on $75,000 bond with no 10 percent allowed.
Both Timkos are due back in court on Monday. (h/t Lame)

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Indiana Babysitter Accused of Child Molestation
[Previous 1/16/10 post]
(Terre Haute, Indiana) A 37-year-old local babysitter, Dawn M. Timko, was arrested yesterday for allegedly engaging in sexual misconduct with children she was babysitting. Timko has been charged with felony child molestation.
Detective Tony Quinn of the Indiana State Police testified in court Friday afternoon that police have a DVD with video of an adult woman performing sex acts on two children. Quinn stated that ISP was asked by West Terre Haute Police to conduct the investigation after a woman alleged that her two daughters had been molested by Timko.

The mother stated that a video of the crime existed. Police did receive a DVD in the mail that allegedly was mailed by Timko’s husband. When police went to Timko’s residence, Quinn stated, pornography was found in the home, and Dawn Timko was identified as the woman shown on the DVD that had been sent to police.

After her arrest, Quinn stated, Timko said the children had been drugged and molested on other occasions.
Timko was booked into custody at the Vigo County Jail with bail set at $75,000 cash.

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