Karie

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Karie, who cooked for Davis and did his laundry while he was laid up with a broken leg, says she regrets allowing Davis to work his way into her family's life. "I feel guilty," Karie says. "I feel bad because I didn't trust my gut. I didn't trust my heart. I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt. Something told me in the very beginning—instinct told me, 'There's something wrong with this man. Stay away from him. Do not ever let him around your children.' But after a while, you know, a few months, I came to trust him. … [He was] the sweetest guy. [He'd] do anything for you."

Karie's 11-year-old daughter, Kassie, says Davis gave her a weird feeling. Once, when Davis went shopping with the family, Karie remembers, "he got down on his knees in this bin of little girls' underwear. He held [a pair of underwear] up to Kassie. He said, 'Looks like those would fit.'" "I looked at my mom," Kassie remembers, "And I was, like, 'Mom, get me away from him!'"

Larry also found Davis a little too close to his children for comfort. "My kids were swimming in the pool, just a little kids' pool," he remembers, "and I looked out the kitchen window and he was sitting in my pool with my boy on his lap. I thought it was strange and I made my boy get off his lap."

"These guys are good at their job," Oprah says, "and their job is to fool you into thinking that they are nice people. There are thousands of people right now who are listening to you and they've had that little feeling [of suspicion]. Child molesters don't deserve the benefit of your doubt."

If you feel any unease about someone around your children, Karie says, "Listen to it!"
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FROM: The Oprah Show Captures Accused Child Molesters!
Published on January 01, 2006

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