LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A man walking a little girl to daycare was assaulted by a naked neighbor, according to police. It happened in the Beecher Terrace neighborhood early Tuesday morning.
For the family, this is the last straw. They say the man has been terrorizing children for nearly a year and they want him gone.
The family said they’ve lived next to James Young for several years and didn’t have any problems with him. But, within the last year, all that has changed. But, they say they’re having trouble getting the authorities to take them seriously and keep him away from children.
The problems started last summer. “First, he started off hanging in his window butt naked, butterball naked. And then he started coming outside sitting on the porch,” Anthonnethea Milan said.
It wasn’t long after that, when she and her fiancé Casper Williams say they caught 45-year-old James Young saying sexually explicit things to children in the neighborhood. “He was off his rocker,” Milan said. “He came outside and sat on the porch butt naked and he told my daughter that he wants to lick her private area.”
Tuesday morning, Williams was hustling their 4-year-old little girl out the door to daycare. The girl was walking several feet ahead when Williams saw Young run out of his house and tear toward the little girl. “I do what I have to do to try to protect her,” Williams said, “In the process, he goes back in the house. I’m thinking everything is ok. Next minute, he comes out of the house there, just out of the blue, with a stick.” Milan added, “It’s almost like he didn’t see [Williams] at all. He goes straight for my daughter. He’s butt naked again and tells her that he wants to…sex her and was asking her do she want some and was shaking his stuff in front of her.”
Milan said she ran out to help Williams fend Young off. She was hit in her arms and face, breaking her nose and deeply bruising her arm. Williams will likely need surgery to fix his broken arm. “I was shocked, I was terrified, and I’m still terrified to this day because I don’t know if they going to let him out, you know?” Milan said.
The family said Young has been arrested several times before for indecent exposure, but he just keeps coming back to the neighborhood. They want him kept behind bars, but they’ve been told by police that there’s not enough evidence to do that. After this latest incident, Young was arrested for 2nd degree assault, endangering the welfare of a minor, and indecent exposure.