Man Sexually Assaults 11-Year-Old In Hospital, Blames Victim For Being ‘Sexually Provocative’ With Popsicle

A registered sex offender has been charged with sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in a Missouri hospital.

Fifty-seven-year-old Dave Saffeels was charged Saturday with nine felonies, according to CBS News. He also allegedly molested a 2-year-old girl. The two girls were allegedly victimized within a one-month time span. 

The Springfield News-Leader reports that Saffeels is currently jailed on $500,000 bond. The probable cause statement says the older girl was repeatedly assaulted in August in a patient room of Cox South Hospital. The 11-year-old was visiting the hospital to see a woman who just had twins, and somehow she and Saffeels ended up in a room alone together.

Cox spokeswoman Kaitlyn McConnell said the hospital was not aware of the allegations at the time.

“We are fully cooperating with the Springfield Police Department and are taking this matter seriously,” McConnell said.

A few weeks later, Saffeels allegedly raped the girl at her home while she

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