Man Accused of Drugging, Raping Babysitter
A toxicology report shows evidence of a powerful sedative in the victim's system.
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Kevin Cady (POLICE PHOTO / March 8, 2012)
The alleged rape happened Jan. 11 in the 14100 block of Bayside Drive in Norwalk.
Prosecutors say Kevin Cady hired the 22-year old victim through an online babysitting service -- sittercity.com -- to watch his minor children in his home while he was away at work.
The victim told police Cady returned home from work early and offered her a drink.
She consumed the drink and immediately began to feel sleepy.
She awoke sometime later to find the suspect sexually assaulting her.
The victim fled the location and called the Sheriff's Department.
Cady was detained, but then released pending the results of a toxicology report.
Cady's attorney, Daniel Prepas, claimed an encounter between his client and the babysitter did take place but it was consensual.
Prepas said police arrested his client but released him when prosecutors rejected the case. Police re-arrested Cady after a more thorough investigation.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office could not confirm Prepas' claims Monday.
The toxicology report on the sitter showed the presence of a drug named Midazolam, normally used in hospitals before surgical procedures. The powerful sedative causes drowsiness and memory loss.
When asked if Cady drugged the babysitter, Prepas at first gave no comment before adding, "He didn't give her that medication."
Midazolam was among the drugs found in pop singer Michael Jackson's system by the L.A. County coroner after his death.
Cady was arrested on Feb. 29. He posted bail on Thursday and was released.
He is due to appear at Bellflower Superior Court April 30 for a preliminary hearing.
Anyone with information related to the case or who may have had a similar encounter with Cady is urged to contact Sheriff's Detective D. Marquez at (562) 863-8711.