Pedophile bounce house worker made child jump up and down on inflatable while he took photos
A suspected pedophile told a child she had a scratch that needed a Band Aid – then molested her inside a bounce house, police say.
Tavi Benelli, 18, reportedly targeted the youngster after she came to the Pump It Up indoor bounce house facility in Belmont, California, where he worked.
Benelli approached the girl, who was at Pump It Up for a private party with her nanny, and told her to come with him so he could find something to cover the wound.
According to the San Mateo Daily Journal, Benelli then told the girl to stand with her back to him, and jump up and down on the bounce house while he took photos on his phone.
When the youngster, who police say is under 10, asked Benelli what he was doing, he told her to turn back around.
The alleged predator then told the girl that there was a dead bug on her butt and brushed it off, according to court papers.
Afterwards, the child left the room and told her nanny what had happened, prompting the woman to call police.
By then, Benelli had left. After he was summoned back to Pump It Up and asked to surrender his phone, he allegedly tried to delete photos from the device.