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Authorities have caught up with an East Ridge, Tenn., man who allegedly molested two children from LaFayette.

In July 2013, William Edward Sabec was charged with two counts of child molestation, one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes, and sexual battery against a child under age 16.

According to one of the victim’s parents, Sabec asked an 11-year-old girl to “show him her private area.”

Sabec did this while washing clothes at the girl’s residence, adding that if she did, he would also do likewise.

The child told her mother that Sabec “touched her between her legs,” according to the arrest report.

He told the child he trusted her and he would help her with chores, if she would let him touch her.

Upon learning of this, the victim’s mother spoke about what her daughter alleged with another unrelated adult who was staying at the residence.

During the discussion, the other woman’s 10-year-old son approached, mentioning that Sabec had exposed his penis to him that same day.

She confronted Sabec about the children’s accusations, which led him to become very defensive, according to her statement.

He reportedly fled the residence as the girl’s mother was calling police.

Officers who responded interviewed the two women separately.

The two children were later interviewed.

The women told authorities that Sabec would likely flee the state, back to family members in East Ridge.

On Jan. 9, Sabec was located in Whitfield County and transferred to the Walker County jail the following day.

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