By David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
A former Olympia, Washington day care worker, Elisha Tabor, 20, pleaded guilty to molesting a five-year-old child in the child’s home and molesting a four-year-old child while at work. As part of the plea bargain, Tabor pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree child rape and two counts of first-degree child molestation. The Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office dismissed one count of first-degree child rape and a count of first-degree child molestation in exchange for the guilty plea. John Skinder, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, said that he will recommend that Tabor serve 18 years to life in prison. Tabor’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Tabor worked at the Olympia Early Learning Center’s McPhee Road site on Olympia’s west side from May 2008 until January 2011. Tabor admitted that he raped and molested the five-year-old boy while acting as his babysitter. Prosecuting Attorney Skinder said that during Tabor’s sexual deviancy evaluation, Tabor told the psychologist that he molested the four-year-old.
The Early Learning Center’s McPhee Road site has been closed since mid-April. The Washington child care center is being investigated by the state Department of Early Learning (DEL) for a complaint made in January that the center failed to report an allegation of child abuse at the school. According to a DEL spokeswoman, the McPhee Road site’s license is inactive and was placed on the department’s do-not-refer list in February. Read more at ex-Olympia day care worker guilty of child rape.