MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. (KCPQ) -- An employee at a COVID-19 daycare center is accused of preying on children of essential workers.
King County Sheriff's detectives say Bryan Neyers, 23, molested two young boys while their parents were working to provide essential services.
Investigators received a 911 call from a parent last week. Bryan Neyers was arrested at his residence Friday on investigation of rape of a child, child molestation and fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation, the Seattle Times reports.
Tuesday, prosecutors filed two charges against him, accusing him of molesting two boys under 10.
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Since posting his $250,000 bond, he should've been able to walk out of court a free man, but before he could leave, detectives re-arrested him, this time for an accusation of child rape that investigators say is unrelated to the two counts of molestation.
Prosecutors said in court documents: "Perhaps making the defendant's abuse of his position of trust and authority even more egregious is the fact that the defendant committed these acts while providing childcare for individuals deemed necessary workers during the Coronavirus pandemic."
A representative with the Tahoma School District confirms that in addition to the COVID-19 daycare center, Neyers is a paraeducator at Glacier Park Elementary School and works in a program at Tahoma Elementary School. They say they are participating fully with law enforcement's investigation and plan to hire an outsider investigator.