Pennsylvania police arrested a man on Wednesday after his fiancée’s father caught him molesting a 5-year-old girl.
According to Penn Live, the girl’s grandfather called Middletown police on Aaron Cunagin, 22, his daughter’s fiancé, after stopping the sexual assault. The grandfather claimed he originally saw his granddaughter sitting on Cunagin’s lap in a bedroom that doubled as a playroom; the grandfather thought it was “weird” but he did not press the issue at that time.
Minutes later, the grandfather went to the bedroom after noticing how quiet it was in there while two other children played in the living room. It was then when the grandfather witnessed both his granddaughter and Cunagin with their pants down and genitals exposed, Penn Live reported.
The grandfather reportedly yelled and punched Cunagin — sparking a commotion that led another woman in the apartment to intervene. Cunagin allegedly apologized and claimed he had “blacked out.”
According to Penn Live, Cunagin initially told arresting police officers that his shorts accidentally fell down as he stood up. However, he allegedly later stated that the 5-year-old girl pulled her pants down and he did the same because he felt “numb.”
“I just sat there with it [my genitals] in my hand,” Cunagin told cops, according to the news outlet. “It was just going through my head if should really do it or not.”
The victim reportedly told police that this was not the first time — as similar incidents have occurred five times prior.
Cunagin is charged with rape of a child, indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors, and indecent exposure. He is due back in court on September 7.
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[Featured image: Aaron Cunagin/Middletown Borough Police Department]