A mother allegedly admitted to molesting her infant, saying she wanted to know what it was like to be the molester instead of the molested.
Ashley Nicole Williams, 19, of Lebanon, is charged with a class B felony of child molestation in the first degree. Williams is being held in the Laclede County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 cash-or-surety bond. Her initial court date has not been set, as of press time today.
On March 7, a Laclede County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to Mercy Hospital Lebanon’s emergency room to investigate a report of child molestation.
William’s husband told the deputy that on “several” occasions in the past five days, he had witnessed Williams inappropriately touching the child during diaper changes.
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