A mother in Ohio has been accused of sexually abusing her 3-year-old daughter four years ago.
This July, 25-year-old David Carbonaro was arrested in Pennsylvania after investigators discovered him in the possession of images and video showing a 3-year-old girl in various stages of undress.
One of these images included showing a woman’s hand reaching into the child’s underwear. Carbonaro would admit to police that the girl was the daughter of his ex-girlfriend he used to live with four years prior.
When police would locate the girl and her mother, 26-year-old Kayla Parker, were now living in Ohio. She told police she once lived with Carbonaro but they had split up four years ago and she had moved to Ohio and forgotten all about him.
After explaining why they were talking to her and the evidence they had found that showed Carbonaro sexually abusing her daughter, Parker admitted that sometimes she would undress her daughter and leave her with Carbonaro in a bedroom — but she wasn’t aware of anything sexual going on.
Police didn’t buy what she was selling, and she was arrested and charged with sexual abuse and exploitation of children, endangering the welfare of a child and indecent assault. She has been extradited back to Pennsylvania and is being held on $1 million bail.
“The crimes that this mother is accused of are absolutely appalling, and although she may have believed that she left her alleged crimes behind her when she moved to Ohio, we were pleased to assist Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro to find, interview, and arrest the defendant on these allegations,” said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. “My office’s Crimes Against Children Unit works every day to keep kids safe and hold predators accountable, and we are happy to have helped Pennsylvania authorities with their investigation.”