This is absolutely insane.
A Missouri mother went into full beast mode to fight off a man who allegedly attempted to rape her daughter at a playground.
William L. Bates Jr. (above) was arrested on Friday and is being charged with first-degree attempted sodomy and attempted statutory sodomy with a person younger than 12 years old.
According to the child’s mother, the 2-year-old girl was playing on a swing at a Kansas City playground when the 24-year-old man began “eyeballing” her.
The mother said Bates approached the girl from behind and snatched her off the swing before grabbing the toddler by the hips and pulling down her diaper.
The mother watched Bates pull his pants down and begin thrusting against her little girl — and that’s when she launched into action.
Officials say the screaming girl’s mother ran at Bates and knocked him to the ground, rapidly hurling punches at him while he was down.
The attacker managed to get away and flee the park, but the child’s mother ran to a nearby homeless shelter to alert police.
Authorities arrested Bates near the scene, and discovered he was carrying marijuana and an unidentified white vial of liquid with a chemical odor.
When he was later questioned at the Jackson County Detention Center, Bates told police he had gotten a cigarette from a stranger near the park and blacked out — only to regain consciousness when police were putting him in handcuffs.
Bates is being held on $150,000 cash bond and is expected in court on March 29. We applaud the mother for stepping into action and giving this creep an ass whooping.
[Image via WDAF.]