A Colorado man who served as a live-in caregiver to at-risk boys is accused of raping at least two of them—and police said at least one of the victim’s names is tattooed on his body.
Court records obtained by FOX31 show 55-year-old William Sexton, of Lakewood, “is facing at least 10 felony charges related to child rape” in the alleged sexual abuse of two boys who were in his care.
One boy told detectives he had been abused by the suspect since 2015, while the other said the abuse began last year. Court documents said officials are investigating whether there are additional victims.
Lakewood authorities said the victims told them of being lured with drugs, porn, and sex toys by Sexton, who they said then raped them in different areas, including rooms that were supposed to be secure for the boys.
One of the reported victims told detectives that at the same time Sexton sexually abused him, the suspect also sought to become his “legal guardian.”
Sexton was reportedly employed by Savio House, a non-profit organization that states it’s “dedicated to eliminating violence, crime, child abuse and neglect.”
According to the news station, the suspected child rapist “has no state professional license of any kind,” and is thought to have previously worked at fast food restaurants before being hired by the group home.
Further, jail staff noticed during Sexton’s booking process that he had four “male-oriented” first names tattooed on his body, including the name of one of the boys who came forward to say he was repeatedly raped by the man. Two more of the names reportedly match those who were also placed under Sexton’s care.
Sexton is currently behind bars, and is scheduled to appear in court on October 30 for a preliminary hearing.
[Feature Photo: William Sexton/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office]