72-year-old Lynn Coy Payne and his son, 46-year-old Bryan Martin Payne, were arrested last Friday at their house in Metzger, a town just southwest of Portland, where they both live. They are accused of sexually abusing at least two girls who were under 10 years of age, and the abuse is believed to have taken place at the Payne residence over the last two to three years.To be clear, the investigating authorities didn't say whether the children who were assaulted by this hideous pair of (alleged) predators were actually their babysitting victims, but it's hard to not infer something like that.
“It was not uncommon for Bryan to provide babysitting services for friends and neighbors. The Washington County Sex Crime Detectives strongly believe there are additional victims of unreported sex crimes committed by Bryan and Lynn Payne,” the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
I'm just saying, my father always said you should be suspicious of men who say they like children in general (as in, kids who aren't their own). That was probably an extreme view, but the lesson here is, maybe be vigilant of anyone, no matter who they are, who is offering any kind of "babysitting services." Sadly, you may want to be especially wary if the services are offered by a man.