Pedophile transgender daycare worker AVOIDS jail after sexually-assaulting baby while changing her diaper, then telling colleague: ‘She likes it. It just made her day’

  • Maria Childers, a transgender daycare worker in Kentucky, reached a plea deal to avoid jail time for sexually assaulting a baby and is bragging to her co-workers.
  • In November 2022, Childers assaulted the child while she was changing her nappy and told a colleague: ‘She likes it. It just made her day’
  • Judge Joseph Roark sentenced Childers to a 12-month sentence, but withheld jail time and gave a six-month conditional discharge.

A transgender Kentucky daycare worker has reached a plea deal and avoided jail time after sexually assaulting a baby while changing her diaper and bragging about it to a coworker.

Maria Childers was arrested in February 2023 for inappropriately touching a baby and making inappropriate comments while changing the baby’s diaper, reports WPSD Local 6.

Investigators received an anonymous tip that Childers sexually abused an infant while working at Explore Learning Academy in Paducah in November 2022.

Court records obtained by Redux revealed Childers assaulted the child while she was changing her nappy and told a colleague: ‘She likes it. It just made her day,’ with additional language too disturbing to reproduce.

Paducah Police and the Kentucky Department of Community Based Services interviewed a witness who confirmed the details of the tip.

Maria Childers (pictured), a Kentucky transgender day care worker, reached a plea deal and avoided jail time after sexually assaulting a baby while changing her diaper

Maria Childers (pictured), a Kentucky transgender day care worker, reached a plea deal and avoided jail time after sexually assaulting a baby while changing her diaper

Prior to her arrest, a day care facilitator told police they were aware of Childers actions and gave her a ‘heading’ for the inappropriate comments.

Childers initially denied ever changing the baby’s diaper, but then changed that claim after officers read a text Childers sent to the daycare director confirming she had changed the diaper, police said.

She was initially charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 12 and is being held in the McCracken County Jail on $100,000 bond.

Childers then hired attorney Madison Leach, a local trans activist attorney, who motioned to reduce her bond, saying Childers did not have access to estrogen while in solitary confinement.

Judge Joseph Roark (pictured) sentenced Childers to a 12-month sentence, but withheld jail time and gave him a six-month conditional discharge.  If she abides by the conditions, she may not be sentenced to prison at all

Judge Joseph Roark (pictured) sentenced Childers to a 12-month sentence, but withheld jail time and gave him a six-month conditional discharge. If she abides by the conditions, she may not be sentenced to prison at all

She was released from custody in January and a year after she was arrested, Childers reached a deal with prosecutors and in exchange for a guilty plea, the charges were reduced to Class A Felony Sexual Misconduct.

Judge Joseph Roark sentenced Childers to a 12-month sentence but withheld jail time and gave a six-month conditional discharge. If she abides by the conditions, she may not be sentenced to prison at all.

Leach said the conditions include Childers having no contact with children and staying away from the Explore Learning Academy.

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