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Victim Speaks Out For the First Time Since Child Porn Suspect is Sentenced

By Rachael Laine, KCOY Central Coast News Reporter, RachaelLaine@kcoy.com
Published On: Feb 09 2014 08:47:36 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 09 2014 10:50:28 PM CST

Less than a week after a Santa Maria child sex offender is sentenced for child pornography, one of his victims is speaking out for the first time.

SANTA MARIA, Calif. -

Less than a week after a Santa Maria child sex offender is sentenced for child pornography, one of his victims is speaking out for the first time.

"When I heard him in the hallway, I knew it wasn't my brother, I knew it wasn't my dad. He was getting closer to my room, he already opened my brother's door and I was afraid he was going to open mine," says the young victim, Kaitlyn Lacasse.

Kaitlyn Lacasse, 14, describes the terrifying moment when her neighbor and family friend, Scott Childers, 25, broke into their home last July.

"My husband said what are you doing here? He thought he left his cell phone. That's when I told my husband there's something in our house, he's watching us," says the victim's mother, Helen Lacasse.

A week later, Helen found a video camera hidden inside a vent in her daughter's bathroom.

"The night that we found the camera, he left. He had never left before, he guarded the door very well," says Helen.

The family later found out the man they trusted had been video taping Kaitlyn in the shower and in her room for months. He then distributed the footage online through child porn websites.

The family says Childers told them he took off Kaitlyn's window screen because he said it was broken. They found out he cut it and tried to break in.

"We were totally blinded by who he was," reacts Helen.

Investigators discovered Childers made sexual advances over the Internet to as many as a dozen young girls, by pretending to be a 16-year-old boy.

"Some girls that were his victims, didn't know him for who he was, didn't know his age, Kyle was a popular name he used," says Helen.

Childers has to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. As for Kaitlyn, she says she's glad he's finally paying the price.

"I feel relived that he can't do anything anymore," she says.

Childers has been sentenced to 10 years and 8 months in state prison. He will also have to pay restitution to the victims.

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