A teacher at a Catholic school in Norristown, Pennsylvania has been arrested and charged for allegedly sexually abusing a three-year-old girl, just for calling him “stupid.”
32-year-old Michael Barbee, a teacher at Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in the early learning program, has already admitted to touching the little girl during nap time.
The young victim attended the school and complained, saying Mr. Barbee covered her mouth when he touched her.
He originally told investigators that he hadn’t touched her in a sexual way. But cops say after agreeing to a polygraph exam, he confessed that he’d had sexual contact with her.
He told them that he did it after she called him “stupid.”
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia claims it first learned of the investigation on February 10th. They immediately put him on leave.
He’s now being held with bail set at $750,000.