A 22-year-old Killeen man was charged with the aggravated sexual assault of a child he was hired to baby-sit while the victim's mother supposedly knew the assaults were taking place.
A Bell County grand jury indicted Patrick Orlando Brewington Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting the child about May 1.
"He had been living there an extended period of time," First Assistant District Attorney Murff Bledsoe said. "The transgressions were happening for more than a year, while he was working as a live-in baby sitter."
The victim reported to police that she told her mother about the assaults.
Her mother responded by saying the child would not be able to prove Brewington had assaulted her, and she was not going to kick him out of the house, according to the arrest affidavit.
One of the victim's friends told police about the assaults, according to the affidavit. The victim told police the assaults occurred about 30 times and the last was on May 1.
Results from the victim's sexual assault nurse exam showed evidence consistent with a sexual assault, according to the affidavit. Brewington faces between five and 99 years in prison if convicted.