A woman hired to babysit two 7-year-old girls is accused of filming her boyfriend allegedly molesting the children, Carlsbad Police said Thursday.
Investigators with Carlsbad Police Department began looking into the case on July 5 after a tip. After serving search warrants, police arrested Brittney Lyon, 22, of Escondido, and Samuel Cabrera Jr., 22, for the crimes.
Investigators say Lyon took the two young girls she was babysitting to a home where her boyfriend was waiting on the 6300 block of Greenhaven Drive. Once at the home, Cabrera reportedly sexually molested the children as Lyon filmed the acts, police said.
"We had a seven year old female report to her mother that she didn’t want to go to the babysitter’s, because the babysitters used to bring her over to Sam’s house," Carlsbad Police Lt. Marc Reno said.
At this time investigators say the 22-year-old couples' victims included two 7-year-old girls, both from the North County; one of the victims is special needs.
Investigators say Cabrera's relatives aren't suspects and weren't aware of the crime.
Lyon advertised her services on Sitter.com, saying she was taking college classes online and had two years experience as a special needs sitter.
“We are equally disturbed and outraged that adults would victimize children in this way,” said Police Chief Neil Gallucci in a statement. “The safety and welfare of children are our top priority and we are committed to presenting a comprehensive case to the District Attorney’s Office.”
Lyon and Cabrera are facing multiple felony counts, including conspiracy and lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under the age of fourteen.
Investigators believe there may be more victims. Anyone who has further information is asked to call the Police Hotline at (760) 931-2293.
Both have been booked into Vista Detention Facility. Bail for Lyon was set at $100,000 and bail for Cabrera was set at $2.3 million.
No other information was immediately available.
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