Charges dropped against teen accused of sexually abusing toddler

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SULLIVAN, MO (KTVI) – A mother is outraged after a sodomy charge is dropped against a man accused of sexually abusing her daughter.

It was just over a year ago that a three year old girl told investigators she had been abused at a daycare center run by a family out of a home here in Sullivan Missouri. The girl complained she had been hurt after the 18-year old son of the daycare owner allegedly sodomized her with a screwdriver.

The next day that young man was arrested at school, taken into custody, charged with sodomy and released on bond.

Now, the victim`s mother has learned the prosecutor dropped the charge on Tuesday after the little girl was unable to positively identify her attacker in a deposition taken last month.

“It was over a year ago that this all went down and then they told us not to say anything to her because that would be putting words into her mouth so therefor they said six months, the counselor will forget everything which they told us they wanted her to do and now that she has done that they are going to let him walk.” said the Victim’s Mother Britani Hudson.

Shortly after the alleged abuse reports in the Sullivan Independent News indicated the accused admitted to the incident in an interview with police.

The Crawford County Prosecutor William Seay says that because the girl did not identify the accused in the deposition, legally, he had to drop the charge. He says, “I believe he did it but I can`t prove it. You can have all the confessions in the world but you have to have a witness.”

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