No other children of a residential day care facility have reported sexual abuse by the babysitter’s husband who was accused of molesting a girl at the house, according to Independence police.

No other children of a residential day care facility have reported sexual abuse by the babysitter’s husband who was accused of molesting a girl at the house, according to Independence police.
The home is on the 19000 block of Old Mill Road in Independence. Inside, authorities say Donald R. Stevenson, 66, molested a then 5-year-old girl at the home last summer.
Jackson County prosecutors charged Stevenson with two counts of first-degree child molestation. He is being held at the Jackson County Detention Center on a $200,000 cash only bond.
Stevenson’s wife, Nancy, was the babysitter of the alleged victim.
The question is whether other children have been supposedly abused. But so far, only one child has came forward claiming abuse from Donald Stevenson.
“All we’ve had is the one,”said Maj. Ken Jarnagin, investigations division commander, on Tuesday. “We may or may not have others at this point.”
Last September, the girl’s mother told authorities that a guidance counselor at Randall Elementary School where the victim attends said Stevenson touched her inappropriately, according to the probable cause statement.
Prosecutors say the abuse happened from August 2008 to September 2008.
Authorities interviewed the girl days later and confirmed what she told her mother, that Stevenson touched her. The girl said he touched her when Nancy Stevenson was at the store, according to the statement.
Stevenson was interviewed by a detective in May. He told police he used his yellow Ford Ranger truck to drive some of the children from the day care to school. The girl said one of the incidents happened inside the truck.
He said he did not remember transporting the victim. Asked about the inappropriate touching allegations, Stevenson said “not intentionally that I can remember,” according to the statement.
Jarnagin said the city of Independence shut down the day care on Friday, the day Stevenson was arrested, because of a business licensing violation. The license issue is separate and not connected to the molestation investigation, he said.
Repeated messages to the home were not returned.
Nancy Stevenson told Fox 4 news in Kansas City that the accusations are false.
“We would never, never hurt a child,” said Nancy, who has operated the day care for 25 years.
She said the victim’s mother has a mental problem and had previously accused her boyfriend of molesting the girl.
“We had enough information that both the judge and the prosecutor’s office felt there was enough probable cause to issue a warrant on the case,” Jarnagin said about Nancy’s claims.