PD: Mesa man sexually attacks two female babysitters in two separate incidents

Posted at 11:35 AM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 20:32:00-04

A Mesa man is accused of sexually attacking two women he employed as babysitters.

Forty-five-year-old Dion Lee Earl was arrested Saturday, according to Mesa police.

The first incident occurred on September 12 with a 21-year-old woman Earl hired from a sitter website. Police reports indicate Earl asked the woman to check on his young girls in the bedroom. When she entered, Earl was naked and grabbed her pinning her on the bed and sexually assaulted her. 

The babysitter managed to escape after kicking him in the groin. As she was leaving, Earl reportedly offered her $100 for her silence. 

Police say the second incident happened October 22 - the victim was an 18-year-old woman referred to Earl by a friend. 

Earl reportedly followed the woman into a bedroom where they hugged and fell on the bed. The woman tried to get up, but Earl allegedly held her there and touched her in a sexual manner. After the victim freed herself, Earl reportedly turned her around while touching himself and said to her, "Just give me five minutes." 

Mesa police say the two victims never met and do not know each other. They also report that Earl was named in a similar complaint in another state. 

When he was arrested, Earl allegedly described the victims as being sexually aggressive towards him. 

Earl is being held without bond on charges of sexual assault, sexual abuse and kidnapping.