Father & Son Babysitters Accused of Molesting Young Girls Run Neighborhood's Best-Known Childcare

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Lynn Payne Bryan PayneAn Oregon neighborhood has been rocked by the arrest of a father and son on charges of sexually abusing young girls. Can you just imagine how you'd feel if that was your neighbor? Well, it gets worse. Cops say 46-year-old Bryan Payne regularly offered to babysit his neighbors' kids, and he's been doing it for years.

If the charges are true, it seems Payne, who lives with his father, 72-year-old Lynn Payne, played himself off as Mr. Nice Neighbor, but when kids got inside his house, they met Mr. Hyde and his pops.

The Paynes allegedly abused at least two girls under the age of 10 years old in the last two to three years. That would be bad enough. Is bad enough.

But the police in Washington County, Oregon, now find themselves having to track down countless other families who trusted Bryan and his father with their kids. They need to know: were these girls the only victims? Because, unfortunately, the police don't think they are.

The whole story makes me want to grab a trash can and throw up this morning. No little girl deserves that.

No parent should be put in a position where they have to go ask their child, "Hey, is the nice man down the street not so nice after all?"

We have to trust our gut when it comes to people we encounter in our neighborhoods, but sometimes your gut turns out to be wrong. And no feeling can be worse than knowing you got it wrong with something so vital: the safety and well-being of your child.

But the truth is, monsters live among us, and they are doing their darndest not to show us their true colors. That's what makes them dangerous -- how kind and neighborly they seem to be on the outside.

I can't help but think what it must have been like for those little girls. Their parents trusted this man! They thought he was just a nice neighbor who liked kids. They didn't think they were sending their kids into a house of horrors. As for the girls -- they had no control. Their parents left them there (again, not blaming the parents here, they didn't know), and they were trapped with not one but two monsters.

If these allegations about Bryan and Lynn Payne turn out to be true, I can only hope that the parents now stuck asking their kids if something happened at the Payne house strike out.

Would you be suspicious of two guys in the neighborhood offering to babysit kids, or would you have done what these parents did, trusted that they were just good guys who liked kids?


Image via Washington County Sheriff's Office

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nonmember avatar kaerae

Who the hell would drop their kids off with these two? I don't care if it's prejudiced, as a parent, you have to manage risk for your kids, and statistically, adult male babysitters ARE riskier. Great, endanger your kids to prove something.

Swiss... Swissmami82

Wow really? Why the hell would someone drop theirkids off at a only men house. They didn't know them either. Seems like some people used a too cheap babysitting service. That's what you get for free service

Simon... SimonzKedge

Heck yes I would be, just because one of the people I was molested by was the "friendly neighborhood guy" who would watch kids and take them for ice cream, camping, etc. The other person was a close relative. Yeah, I have trust issues now.

nonmember avatar aimee

i would prolly have a background check done and loads of other stuff. just because the babysitter is a man doesnt mean they are automatically going to molest a child. id rather have a male babysitter only because they tend to handle messes better and boys are messy. ive also heard of plenty of female babysitters molesting their young charges. you shouldnt count someone out because of their gender.

nonmember avatar kaerae

No one said all men are molesters, or that women never molest. What part of risk management do you not understand? The same practices insurance companies use to determine which situations are MORE LIKELY to be dangerous is something parents have an obligation to do as well.

lovem... lovemy2sons25

I don't think she is... Ive seen comments of hers on other posts talking about men taking pornographic pics of their own children so I think shes being serious and if so shes an idiot! :)

nonmember avatar Gina

Call me sexist, but I would never leave my child with a man besides her dad and her grandfather (my dad). Hell, I don't even trust my own father-in-law alone with her. Then again, I've never even left her alone with anyone besides my husband, my parents and my best friend, so... yeah. I trust no one!

butte... butterflyfreak

Having been molested myself as a child, by the man that my mother had married, I tend to be very cautious about who I leave my daughter with. But it's about more than just assessing the situation before you send your child into it, it's about talking to your child about good touch vs bad touch. It's about talking to your kid and making sure they know that no matter what, you'll believe them and keep them safe. Child predators prey on children's sense of trust and will do their best to convince the child that nobody will believe them and/or that if they tell anyone, something bad will happen to them or the people they love.

nonmember avatar JM

Let's not forget these men are only ACCUSED. Knowing them personally, I know that there is NO EVIDENCE found thus far. The fact they were arrested, had bail posted and had their pictures plastered all over the news, not to mention biased, uninformed articles such as this one being written about them, makes me thankful I no longer live in the People's Republic of Oregon. What makes me want to 'grab a trash can and throw up' are the people such as the author of this article who pass judgment based on an ACCUSATION. Oh, and by the way, the ACCUSATION was made by the son's jilted ex-wife who would often leave her kids (all by different fathers) for DAYS with the family so she could go off with boyfriends. That is a fact. The news also fails to mention that GRANDMA was there the entire time. But if we mentioned that, it wouldn't look like two 'pervs' lived together, raping little kids. Get informed, Jeanne and stop writing articles based on media crucifixion.

nonmember avatar JM

Joke's on you. I'm a WOMAN.

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