NORMANDY PARK, WA — Police have arrested Ian Moore after a man walking into his daughter’s daycare said he caught Moore raping his 5-year-old daughter inside on of the daycare’s classrooms.
According to the Normandy Park Police Department, the man walked into a classroom at Kid’s Country childcare on June 5 and found Moore, a 31-year-old teacher at the center, crouched behind a bookshelf with his daughter. Moore allegedly told the father he was just having a “tickle fight” with the girl.
However, once outside of the school, the girl allegedly told her father that the Moore had touched her inappropriately. The father immediately called Child Protective Services who interviewed the girl. When interviewed by investigators, she would tell them she was raped by Moore.
When police interviewed Moore, he allegedly admitted that he touched the girl beneath her underwear but that it was accidental. I’m willing to give people the benefit of the doubt in cases like this, but I it’s hard for me believe anyone would find themselves accidentally knuckle-deep inside a 5-year-old girl.
Moore was arrested and booked into King County Jail. He was immediately put on leave at the daycare and is expected to be charged with first-degree child rape. Police are still investigating the rape allegation, and officials say they are looking into whether there may be more victims.
Administrators at the day care say the state does an extensive criminal background check on all their employees, including Moore.