MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - A Wilmer man is in jail after officials said he sexually tortured a 4-year-old boy that he was babysitting.
Officials said 20-year-old Cory Busby turned himself in Thursday, October 10 at the Mobile County Sheriff's Office on two counts of sodomy and one count of sexual torture.
"Busby was entrusted to babysit a 4-year-old little boy; and during the time he was babysitting the child, that's when the inappropriate sexual advances were made,” said Joe Mahoney with the Mobile county Sheriff’s Office. “We understand that he basically enticed the child into performing sexual acts on a promise that he would give him video games."
Mahoney said Busby faces the sexual torture charge because he allegedly caused his victim to suffer a great deal of physical pain.
The alleged assault happened in April.
Officials said the 4-year-old told his mother, and she pressed charges immediately.
Sheriff's officials have been investigating the case ever since.
"Sometimes these investigations are so complex, they do take time,” said Mahoney, “especially when it's involving fragile emotions and children."
FOX10 tried to talk to the residents living at the address that Busby had given sheriff’s deputies upon his arrest, but they ordered us off the property.
FOX10 also spoke with the victim's mother who said she's relieved to know Busby is behind bars.
Busby's charges have a total preset bond of $50,000.
He's expected to have a bond hearing sometime in the week of October 14 through October 18.
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