Accused molester listed himself online as babysitter


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Submitted: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 4:51am
Updated: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 1:34pm
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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Pender County man who was arrested last week for molesting a child previously listed himself on a babysitter search website. Cheyne Potrafka is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual offense, two counts of crimes against nature and one count of indecent liberties with a child, but before he was arrested, he listed a profile on the childcare search engine Care.com.

29-Year-old Chenye Potrafka lists himself on Care.com as” Good Male Role Model With Child Care And Medical Background Looking For Babysitting Or Full-Time ‘Manny’ Work.”

Potrafka then goes into detail about his experience with children. He says: “I realize that your child is the most precious thing in the world and I assure you that I will not fail the trust you place in me by allowing me to care for him/her/them when you can ‘t be there.”

He also says he is a professional clown and has tricks that usually impress children.

Potrafka was arrested Friday and faces multiple charges, including indecent liberties with a child. The Pender County Sheriff’s Office has not said what children were involved in the offenses, but Care.com says they do not believe it was any child that was placed in his care by the site.

In a statement, a Care.com spokesperson said, “This is a horrible situation. Mr. Potrafka’s profile has been closed and removed from our site. According to our records, there were no replies to his posting and he was not employed via our site. We have proactively reached out to local authorities to assist in any way we can.”

Potrafka is still in jail under a $1,050,000 secured bond. He is currently not listed on the North Carolina Registered Sex Offenders list which means this may be his first offense.

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8 Comments on "Accused molester listed himself online as babysitter"


FletcherJames
2015 years 8 months ago

When I read the Star News story this morning I litterally felt sick to my stomache…..

He says: “I realize that your child is the most precious thing in the world and I assure you that I will not fail the trust you place in me by allowing me to care for him/her/them when you can ‘t be there.”

Sick

Guestfjfnfn
2015 years 8 months ago

I don’t know, personally I don’t see any problem here.

Rachel
2015 years 8 months ago

Ewwwwwe….. this is an outrage!

Guestlol
2015 years 8 months ago

What country are you from? Child molesting was the norm in those days. It’s only in the past 15 years that they’ve started giving offenders longer jail terms, higher bonds, and have to register as a sex offender. In the 40’spast and 50’sI it wasn’t even a criminal matter.

PublicAvenger
2015 years 8 months ago

In the 40’s and 50’s, they just put child-raping monsters in the electric chair. Nowadays we give them ‘Disability Checks’. It doesn’t make sense.

Sober1
2015 years 8 months ago

Please pray for his victims and all victims of child sexual abuse.

Guest108
2015 years 8 months ago

Most sexual abuse survivors were violated by someone they personally knew…..family, friend of the family, etc. Pedophiles aren’t just online. They are everywhere and they are very adept and blending in. THAT IS WHAT MAKES THEM PREDATORS.

anne
2015 years 8 months ago

I would not ever hire a babysitter from on-line. Too many perverts and pedophiles out there just waiting for the opportunity to strike. It is amazing to me how people will spend so much time choosing a home or a car, but will take so little time to check out those who are in care of their most precious possessions – their children.

It will be interesting to see his defense of which he has none.