Police: Man molested girl after promising her a kitten

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A Henry County man is accused of molesting a 6-year-old after luring her away with promises of a kitten.

Caleb Cooper faces child molestation and criminal confinement charges.

According to police, Cooper told the 6-year-old he would show her a kitten. He then took the girl up to his apartment.

A few other children saw this happen, police said, and called 911. When police arrived, they said, both Caleb and the girl were naked inside the apartment.

The little girl told them that Cooper “was trying to have sex with me” while armed with a knife.

Cooper told police, “I’m so stupid, I can’t believe I got caught doing this again”, as he was being led away in handcuffs.

On the ride to the station, he reportedly said, “She wanted to have sex with me, it was her idea.”

He’s now being held in the Henry County Jail.