Monday, April 10, 2006 - News - Baby Sitter Accused Of Molesting May Have AIDS


Baby Sitter Accused Of Molesting May Have AIDS

A 38-year-old man in Edgewater, Fla., who is accused of molesting neighborhood children he was baby-sitting may have AIDS, Local 6 News has learned.

Brain Follmer was taken into custody Friday on suspicion he fondled an 8-year-old boy and girl in the neighborhood and showed them pornographic Web sites on a computer.
A charging affidavit said the children were able to describe in detail the pornographic Web sites Follmer allegedly showed them.
"And they explained to a social worker how Follmer allegedly touched them and made them touch him," Local 6 reporter Jessica D'Onofrio said.
In the same report, Follmer's wife told police that she is HIV positive and Follmer has AIDS.
Police said Follmer's wife was concerned he gave the disease to the children.
"The fact that he possibly has AIDS also is a death sentence for them if they were touched in that manner to were it could jeopardize them," neighbor Sophia Gismondi said.
Investigators said several parents with children who are possible victims are coming forward, Local 6 News reported.
Follmer is known to have been a baby sitter for about five children in the neighborhood.
"It is sickening," a resident said. "It is sickening. I mean there were a lot of kids in the area, including my three."
"Police are questioning a 5-year-old girl," D'Onofrio said. "I spoke with her family tonight who believes she was penetrated by the suspect, so unfortunately there may be more charges to come in this horrific case."
Follmer remained in jail early Saturday.
Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.

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