Police: Man admits sexually abusing 1-year-old

Lance Hada (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)
Lance Hada (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) –Police say a 1-year-old girl was sexually abused while in the care of a baby sitter.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center Emergency Room called in Sunday to report that a child had been sexually abused.

Investigators say 20-year-old Lance Hada was arrested shortly after he admitted in an interview that he inappropriately touched the child for "his own sexual gratification. "

Hada was charged with first-degree child molestation and taken to the Butler County Jail.

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