ROLLA, Mo. – A Rolla man charged with two counts of child molestation with a child less than 14 years old is set to appear in court on October 11 for a hearing at 8:30 a.m.
According to the Rolla Police Department, 48-year-old Dante Dudoit was arrested on October 5 after the victim was interviewed at Kids Harbor in St. Robert, where she disclosed that Dudoit had forced her to touch him inappropriately in addition to touching her inappropriately in various ways over the course of two years.
She also said he threatened to hurt her if she told anyone what he was doing, according to the probable cause statement.
On October 4, Dudoit reportedly sent a text message to the victim’s mother, saying that he was sorry for what he had done and that he didn’t deserve forgiveness. He also stated that he had been molested as a child, and he claimed that that caused him to act the same way. “I guess being sexually molested as a child has turned me into the same as my attacker,” he said.
He told the Rolla Police Department in an interview that he wasn’t trying to escape prosecution, but he was trying to get treatment for his behavior.
He is being held at the Phelps Couty Jail on a $100,000 bond.