Serial Sex Abuser Arrested After Allegedly Raping 11-Year-Old Girl In Hospital Room

SPRINGFIELD, MO — A 57-year-old man has been accused of raping an 11-year-old girl three times in a hospital room and sexually abusing a two-year-old girl over a one-month period.

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In a probable-cause statement, police say that two of the rapes took took place at Cox South Hospital in August, where the 11-year-old victim was visiting a woman who had just had twins. The girl allegedly told police that Dave Saffeels, who was also visiting the mother, came over to her when she was lying on the couch, took off her shorts, and raped her. After that, Saffeels left the room, the statement said, but came back a few hours later and performed oral sex on the 11-year-old.

The next morning, Saffeels again was left alone with the girl and put on a pink condom before raping the girl again and flushing the condom down the toilet. The victim told police that she did not tell her mother because she was scared.

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Police say that a few weeks later, Saffeels struck again. He was at a home with the girl while she was taking a shower and allegedly entered the shower and forced her to again have sex with him.

After police arrested Saffeels on Friday, he allegedly described the 11-year-old as being sexually provocative, and defended himself by saying that she often wore short shorts, sat with her legs spread, and once ate a Popsicle in front of him.

Cox spokeswoman Kaitlyn McConnell said the hospital is “fully cooperating with the Springfield Police Department and are taking this matter seriously.”

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Saffeels is also accused of sexually abusing a two-year-old girl while her mother was napping. According to the statement, the girl’s father noticed that later that night, when he was trying to give her a bath, the child was crying and covering her vaginal area, saying “ouch” and “no.”

Saffeels is charged with furnishing pornographic material to a minor, three counts of statutory rape, three counts of statutory sodomy, and one count of child molestation.

He is currently being held in Greene County Jail on a $500,000 bond. Police say that Saffeels has already spent eight years in prison for sexually abusing a six-year-old in 2002.

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