Authorities busted a Midwood couple Tuesday, claiming the duo was scheming to sexually abuse three children – one as young as two months old – at a Jersey City hotel.
Bebars Baslan, 35, and Kirsten Henry, 25, were nabbed at the hotel where they had arranged to meet an accomplice who would deliver an 8-year-old girl, a 1-year-old boy and a 2-month-old boy. But the accomplice was actually an FBI agent who recorded Baslan detailing plans to drug the children, molest them, and take sexually explicit photos.
The couple live on Ocean Parkway, near Avenue L.
According to reports, Baslan and Henry also planned to use references Henry had wracked up babysitting children and working in schools to get better access to children – until they could have their own child to molest.
Prosecutors say the two planned to open a baby-sitting service so they would have access to “many” children, and they discussed using Dramamine to dope the kids with a confidential source they thought would help them secure the kids to sexually exploit them.
Baslan: “Then, you know, just it knocks them out a little bit.”
Confidentail Source: “What do you mean?”
Baslan: “You know, Dramamine, the allergy medicine. It knocks you out, when you’re a kid.”
Prosecutors say they have audio recordings in which Baslan says Henry is “dying for this,” referring to a plan to have her sexually abuse “an 18-month-old child.”
Baslan: “She is dying for me to have a baby with her for us to whatever.”
Confidential Source: “The two of you together, to have your own kid and raise it in a sexual, like upbringing kind of thing?”
The couple had a backpack containing a digital camera and laptop computer at the time of the arrest. If convicted, they face 30 years to life in prison. They pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse on Wednesday.