Atlanta, Georgia – Police arrested an Atlanta man, after a babysitter discovered him hiding out as a “clown” doll in the child’s room.
The incident originates out of Atlanta, Georgia involving a 32-year-old man, who was once a clown performer for children parties, with a history of sexual assault convictions involving children. According to reports, the two-time convicted pedophile was hiding out in the bedroom of a seven-year-old girl, sexually assaulting her, while the child was left in the care of a trusted babysitter. Based on official police documents, the babysitter provided a disturbing account of how the child sex offender was discovered.
“The Robinson family had scheduled me to care for their daughter, Kara, for five days while they took their annual vacation. I’ve worked for the family for roughly 4 years helping out with the occasional afterwork babysitting and rare times like their trips. The parents were set to go to California to enjoy time off from work and house duties. They are hard working people who care so much for Kara, so I’ve always supported their vacation time. This was a rare but normal routine for the Robinson family to hire me for several days at a time. They usually take their vacation between the end of September and beginning of October. We have a very good business relationship, according to statement provided by Jaclyn Harris, to authorities. “The first night, I went up stairs and read “Goodnight Moon” to Kara before getting her prepared for bed. Right before I would leave the room, Kara told me she was afraid to sleep alone in her room. This was something new to me given all of the times I’ve tucked her in. Out of curiosity, I asked her what was wrong and she explained that clown in the rocking chair next to her bed scared her. Where the clown was sitting, there used to be a Vermont Teddy Bear. I asked her when did she get the clown and she said it got there two nights ago. I thought nothing of it, but I tried to help build her courage up by telling her to ignore the clown because it was just a doll and to think about happy thoughts to help her go to sleep. After I left the room, I heard screaming probably about 5 to 10 minutes later. The screams lasted about a half hour or so. I let some time pass before I decided to check on her. When I went up stairs, Kara was hiding in the closet. I got her from the closet and gently placed her back into bed.”
I’m not sure what had happened the first night, but the second night the Kara was crying and screaming around the same time. I was getting a little pissed off that it happened again but because she is young, I went back to her room and tried to help her be courageous. I read her another bedtime story and tucked her in. After I left the room, the young girl cried and screamed for almost an hour. The following morning, Kara came downstairs with a pale, scared look on her face, kind of like she didn’t get any sleep. We ate breakfast in the kitchen together but she was silent. I tried to talk to her but she didn’t say anything to me. We watched a few movies, played Monopoly and Scrabble, and of course I read a bedtime story to her later that night and put her back to bed. About 20 minutes into her being in her room alone, she started screaming and crying. I heard her screaming, “The clown is going to get me again.” I didn’t bother to go check on her this time because the last two nights were just so annoying.
After hearing her scream for the last two nights, I decided it was time to call her parents because I just couldn’t deal with it anymore. When I explained the situation to Mr. and Mrs. Robinson, they acted as if they had no idea what I was talking about. I specifically asked them about the clown sitting on the rocking chair and asked if she complained about the clown to them before. They were aware of the rocking chair but said there was no clown in her room. I asked Mrs. Robinson if I could FaceTime with her to show her what I was talking about. When I got on FaceTime and showed the clown to the girl’s parents, they told me that neither one of them bought the clown for their daughter and had no idea where it came from. I went back downstairs to talk to them so I wouldn’t scare the little girl anymore than what she already was. Kara’s parents told me to inspect the clown doll and to be on the look out for people dressed as clowns in the neighborhood.
After I ended the call, I went back upstairs to inspect the doll as requested by the little girl’s parents. When I opened Kara’s door, a small colorful figure jumped out the bedroom window. At first, I thought Kara got the courage to face her fears and threw the doll out the window. Kara was sitting on the floor in tears asking me why didn’t I believe her. She told me the clown did very bad things to her and made her touch it’s red mushroom top. She told me that every night I was there at the house, the clown did very bad things to her.”
Apparently, the mysterious clown that had been sitting in the rocking chair, had been sexually assaulting Kara the past three nights. The babysitter called authorities immediately after hearing Kara’s story and the disappearance of the clown. Police responded immediately and began their search for the clown. Authorities discovered the clown, who turned out to be a man dressed as a horror movie clown. Floyd “Lucky Charms” Giles, the legal name of the two-time convicted rapist, was found after an hour manhunt through the suburban area where the Robinson family lived. Police found Giles, still dressed in clown attire, rolling around in a pile of underwear stolen from the girl’s bedroom.
Kara was taken to Piedmont Atlanta Hospital where she was treated and held until her parents arrived at the hospital for parental consent for questioning. According to authorities, this is one of the most disturbing sexual assault cases, the city of Atlanta had ever experienced.