Grand Rapids Police have identified the man accused of urinating on a 5-year-old child as David Allen Dean, 60, a registered sex offender who’s been convicted on several counts of criminal sexual misconduct.
According to KTLA 5, the mother of the three children who were playing with the girl said they were playing hide-and-seek in an alley near their home when Dean, who was hiding behind a bush, sneaked up behind the young girl. That’s when all four children ran back to the home and told their mother what happened.
” … She came in the house and she was wet, like soaking wet, and I’m asking her what happened but she was afraid to tell me because she thought she was gonna get in trouble,” Katrena Rapier told the station. “And then I called my boys because I knew they’d tell me and then they said the guy said ‘stupid N-word’ and started peeing on her.”
“Her hair smelled like nothing but urine and it was like soaked, her whole shirt front to back was soaked,” Rapier added.
Police arrived at the family’s home around 6 p.m. Wednesday after the victim’s parents called to report that someone had urinated on her daughter. Three other children, two 7-year-olds and another 5-year-old, witnessed the disturbing incident and gave officers a description of the suspect.
Going off that description, officers canvassed the neighborhood and were led to a nearby residence in the neighborhood where Dean was staying. He wasn’t inside at the time, but officers were later alerted when the suspect returned home.
Dean was promptly arrested on felony sex offense charges excluding assault and commercializing, KUTV reported. He’s currently being held at the Kent County Jail.
Documents obtained by the station show Dean is a convicted sex offender with a long history of criminality that includes charges of attempted criminal sexual assault in 1981 and two counts of indecent exposure in 1994. In 1997, he was convicted of criminal sexual assault against a minor.
“I never knew that he was capable of doing all that to a 5-year-old child,” Rapier told KUTV. “She’s basically a baby — she didn’t want to come out of the house after that. She was just afraid.”
“That’s like the worst, lowest thing you can do,” she added.
Dean was arraigned in Kent County 61st District Court on Thursday. As for the children involved, authorities said they’re working to provide them with counseling.
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