Out for an afternoon of fun, this Kansas mother did as many others do and found herself a quiet spot to sit nearby and watch her children as they were let loose on the playground.
The mom was sitting happily in Kemp Park, Kansas City, watching her 2-year-old girl playing on a swing.
But she wouldn’t be able to relax as soon after she would be running to save her daughter from a horrific attack.
She told police she noticed a man “eyeballing” her daughter, according to court documents obtained by the Kansas City Star.
The concerned mother kept a close eye on the man, but nothing could have prepared her for what she would soon witness, as terror unfolded right before her eye.
She said that the man then walked up to her daughter, lifting her from the swing. He then pulled down the girl’s diaper, pulled down his pants and thrusted his hips.
The mom saw the horror unfold and sprinted toward him to save her daughter.
Got on top of him and hit him
Police said the girl’s mother ran at Bates and knocked him to the ground, pummeling him with her fists while he was down.
He tripped and fell to the ground, which gave the mother a chance to get on top of him and hit him, according to court documents.
He eventually managed to get away and run from the park, but Christa ran to a nearbyhomeless shelter, and called the police.
“I don’t get how anyone would hurt a child like that,” Christa told KCTV.
“He walked up toward my daughter and the next thing I know, he’s grabbing her pants and ripped them down,” Moore continued. “He ripped her diaper when he did it.”
Recalling the moment she charged him, Moore said, “I just wanted to hurt him.”
Cops arrested Bates near the playground, he was charged with two counts of attempted sodomy, according to ABC7 Chicago.
Businesses and people near the park said that they hope this incident will cause an increase in safety measures in the area.
Wow what an eye opener. Please share as a warning to always keep an eye on youe children in the park!