Mom fights off man after he attempted to sexually assault her 2-year-old daughter

As parents it’s a given that we would do anything to protect our children.

When we’re out with them playing, they never leave our sight as we’re assessing everyone and everything that gets near them.

There are places where us parents can often take a couple of minutes’ break while our children play, such as an enclosed play area.

But for one Kansas City mom she would experience a terrifying situation when she let her 2-year-old daughter explore a nearby play area.


Out for an afternoon of fun, this Kansas mother did as many others do and found herself a quiet spot to sit nearby and watch her children as they were let loose on the playground.

The mom was sitting happily in Kemp Park, Kansas City, watching her 2-year-old girl playing on a swing.

But she wouldn’t be able to relax as soon after she would be running to save her daughter from a horrific attack.

She told police she noticed a man “eyeballing” her daughter, according to court documents obtained by the Kansas City Star.

Christa Moore recalls the horror that unfolded on the swings behind her. (Screen shot from KSHB‘s live coverage)

The concerned mother kept a close eye on the man, but nothing could have prepared her for what she would soon witness, as terror unfolded right before her eye.

She said that the man then walked up to her daughter, lifting her from the swing. He then pulled down the girl’s diaper, pulled down his pants and thrusted his hips.

The mom saw the horror unfold and sprinted toward him to save her daughter.

Got on top of him and hit him

Police said the girl’s mother ran at Bates and knocked him to the ground, pummeling him with her fists while he was down.

He tripped and fell to the ground, which gave the mother a chance to get on top of him and hit him, according to court documents.

William L. Bates Jr., 24, of Kansas City, Missouri, is shown in a mugshot.
William Bates Jr/ Jackson Detention Center

Bates eventually managed to get away and run from the park, but Christa ran to a nearby homeless shelter, and called the police.

“I don’t get how anyone would hurt a child like that,” Christa told KCTV.

“He walked up toward my daughter and the next thing I know, he’s grabbing her pants and ripped them down,” Moore continued. “He ripped her diaper when he did it.”

Recalling the moment she charged him, Moore said, “I just wanted to hurt him.”

Christa Moore recalls the horror that unfolded on the swings behind her. (Screen shot from KSHB‘s live coverage)

Cops arrested Bates near the playground, and found he was carrying marijuana and an unidentified white vile of fluid with a chemical odor, according to the arrest report.

William Bates Jr. 24, was charged with two counts of attempted sodomy, according to ABC7 Chicago.

Bates told police he smoked a cigarette he had got from another man at the park and didn’t remember anything until he was arrested.

He told police he thought he had been drugged, according to newspaper reports.

Businesses and people near the park said that they hope this incident will cause an increase in safety measures in the area.

Thanks to the bravery of this girl’s mother a dangerous man is off the streets.

Momma Bear did great and the gentleman helping was wonderful

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