WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) FactFinder 12 has obtained a document that explains why police officers arrested Caleb Gaston for raping a 4-year-old girl at the downtown Wichita YMCA.
The document released by the court says the victim's mother checked the child into KidZone at the downtown YMCA at 4:18 p.m. on January 30, 2018. At the time, the affidavit says Gaston was working in the KidZone along with a 26-year-old woman.
A little more than a half hour later, investigators say security video at the YMCA shows Gaston hitting the child once in the face. Four seconds later, investigators say Gaston hit the child again with an open hand causing her to start crying.
Less than 20 seconds later, the video shows Gaston pickup the 4-year-old child and walk her to the front counter, police say. A minute or so later, investigators say it appeared the child got sick which caused Gaston to sit her down and bring her a trash can. From there, investigators say Gaston took the child to the bathroom and stood her on a step stool in front of the sink.
The document says the video shows Gaston in the bathroom with the child and there is vague mention of him reaching. The video, investigators say, shows Gaston leaving the bathroom with the child just minutes after arriving.
Documents say after this, the child sat with the other employee of KidZone behind the counter. Another employee arrived who called the child's mother. Investigators said the mother was told the child was hit in the head with a ball and wouldn't stop crying.
Investigators said they spoke with the child's mother who said she picked up her child from KidZone and took her home where she slept for several hours. Officers said after the girl complained of pain and her parents found evidence of injury, they talked to her about what happened and took her to the doctor.
The document says doctors found an abrasion or laceration and redness when examining the child.
It also says the child gave her account to investigators that Gaston put his hand down her underwear.
The YMCA fired Gaston shortly after his arrest for the incident.
He is set to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 27.