A Catholic day care teacher Michael Barbee, in Norristown, Pa. has been arrested for allegedly raping a 3-year-old pupil in his classroom.
Barbee, 32, a teacher from the early learning program at Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, is being held on $750,000 bail after a 3-year-old girl who attended the Learning Center complained that Barbee covered her mouth when he touched her indecently.
According to charging documents, Barbee admitted to touching the child during nap time, a chargee he initially denied. After agreeing to a polygraph exam, Barbee allegedly told the police that he had sexual contact with the girl the 3-year-old called him “stupid.”
The daycare center program is in a separate building from the Parish School; Barbee did not work in the school.