CRIME
08/02/2013 02:03 pm ET Updated Aug 02, 2013

Caleb Cooper, Indiana Teen, Allegedly Molests Girl, Tells Cops It Was Her Idea

Henry County

An Indiana teen accused of molesting a 6-year-old girl told cops "it was her idea," according to a police affidavit.

Caleb Cooper, 19, faces charges of child molesting and criminal confinement after allegedly kidnapping the girl from a playground near his New Castle apartment, WBIW reported.

Police say Cooper approached a group of four kids --including the victim and her older brother -- on the playground and started talking about his "new kitten" before grabbing the 6-year-old and dragging her away by the wrist, the Indy Star reported.

The other three children banged on Cooper's locked door, and when he wouldn't open it, they started knocking on neighbors' doors for help.

The responding officers found the girl naked in Cooper's bedroom. She told them Cooper kissed her, took her clothes off and tried to have sex with her, according to court documents obtained by WISH TV.

"She wanted to have sex with me. It was her idea," Cooper said in the police cruiser, according to the documents.

Officers also noted that Cooper said, "I'm so stupid, I can't believe I got caught doing this again." He then added he had just gotten off "parole" for "having sex with another kid" when he was 14.

Henry County Prosecutor Joseph Bergacs told the Indy Star that investigators haven't yet confirmed whether Cooper had actually been previously arrested for sexually abusing a child.

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