One mom recently walked in on a scene she probably never expected to see. To her shock and dismay, she caught a guy molesting her children, and the incident immediately escalated from that point on. Needless to say, things definitely didn’t end well. While many may be wondering how the guy ended up alone with the woman’s kids, there’s actually a series of events that occurred prior to the shocking incident, which is how he gained access to the children.
According to KSWO, Eric Absher was visiting with the children’s grandmother when the sexual abuse occurred. The mother returned to pick up her children, and she reportedly walked in on the suspect touching her children — which consisted of “several young brothers and sisters” — inappropriately, according to investigators. She immediately grabbed a pool stick in the room and began beating Absher to get him away from her children.
Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney released a statement about the incident. “He was able to stop a passerby, saying “this woman was crazy.” Not knowing what had just occurred and that guy takes him away from the scene,” McKinney said.
Although he was beaten by the children’s mother, apparently this is not his first time sexually assaulting children. Back in February, Absher was charged with “lewd acts to a child under 16 after he allegedly exposed himself to a child and tried to force them to touch him inappropriately,” reports KFOR.
McKinney also shared details about the most recent incident detailing the ages of the children. “There’s not any more serious of a crime, in my opinion, against humanity to molest a small child. We are talking 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds,” McKinney said. “They don’t need to be running the streets, they need to be put away for the rest of their life. He’s a very dangerous individual, especially to children and I think he’s proved that.”
Absher has been arrested and could face 12 different charges, including seven counts of lewd acts with a child and one count of exposing a child to pornographic material, for his heinous actions. Investigators have stated that additional charges are expected to be filed.
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