December 3, 2023
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A former San Diego-based babysitter arrested final 12 months on allegations that he molested three boys he was employed to look after pleaded responsible Friday to a few counts of lewd acts on a toddler.

Zayne St. Julien, 22, agreed to a 22-year jail sentence as a part of his responsible pleas entered Friday.

Police stated the boys — who had been ages 7, 8 and 11 on the time — had been molested between July and December of final 12 months, with every incident occurring on the victims’ properties.

In every case, the sufferer’s mother and father employed St. Julien by an internet site often known as SitterCity, SDPD Lt. Adam Sharki stated.

One mum or dad reported the molestation of her youngster to police in November of 2022, prompting a police investigation, in response to the lieutenant. With the help of Sittercity personnel, two different boys had been recognized as victims, and their mother and father reported the incidents the next month, Sharki stated.

St. Julien was arrested in late December as he was exiting an airplane at San Diego Worldwide Airport, in response to police.

In an announcement launched shortly after his arrest, a Sittercity consultant stated St. Julien had been lively on its platform — which connects caregivers with households looking for babysitters — since June of 2019, with no complaints obtained previous to the allegations.

Sittercity stated he underwent 11 background checks since becoming a member of the platform as a caregiver, “with none figuring out any prison historical past.”

The assertion continued, “Upon receiving a criticism about Mr. St. Julien, we instantly contacted the police, terminated him from the platform and notified any household with whom he had ever communicated. As an trade chief, Sittercity works intently with legislation enforcement, coverage makers and trade friends to advance safeguards and essentially the most up-to-date security and safety measures that can improve the power of households to take advantage of knowledgeable selections when selecting care suppliers.”

–Metropolis Information Service