Mom: Daughter was under adult supervision when Payne molested her

Published On: Jul 02 2012 05:20:08 PM PDT
sex offender Richard Payne
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The mother of the 5-year-old girl who was molested by sex offender Richard Payne at Northtown Mall says her child was under adult supervision when she was attacked.

The woman, seeking to set the record straight about what happened, said that while she was not with the girl at the time of the assault, she was being supervised by her 19-year-old brother and his girlfriend when she was molested.

The victim's mom said she's being attacked for leaving her child unattended in Bumpers Family Fun Center when she said in fact she was under adult supervision.

Payne, who admitted to molesting the child to police, is free on bond. He is being electronically monitored by his bail bonds company and will be back in court on Thursday.