Police: 8-year-old child sexually assaulted by babysitter

Riley Roth
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REEDSBURG, Wis. (WMTV) -- A teenage babysitter was arrested after he reportedly sexually assaulted an 8-year-old child he was babysitting.

The Reedsburg Police Department posted on their Facebook page that they were alerted on Nov. 28 that 17-year-old Riley M. Roth of Reedsburg had sexually assaulted the child he was watching. The victim reported being sexually assaulted several times between Nov. 4 and Nov. 18. The victim reported being tied up and gagged while the assaults were taking place.

According to the criminal complaint, Roth babysat for the victim's mother approximately seven times, while she was at work. Roth told the victim's sibling to stay in the living room during the assaults.

Police said Roth was taken into custody on Nov. 30. He is currently in jail in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond. He faces the following charges: repeated acts of sexual assault of a child; 1st degree sexual assault of a child; false imprisonment; strangulation and suffocation; physical abuse of a child and bail-jumping.

Roth is also under investigation for another case and facing additional charges including underage sexual activity with a child age 15 or 16-year-old and obstruction of an officer. This incident happened sometime over the Summer of 2018.