Detective: Telling bite marks found on baby sitter

David Whitacre

David Whitacre

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Tiny bite marks found on a baby sitter's hands helped incriminate him in a child molestation investigation involving a 5-year-old girl, a detective testified Thursday.

The victim turned to biting in an effort to make David Whitacre, 19, stop sexually assaulting her Friday, Gwinnett police Detective Ben Irvin testified in a probable cause hearing. The victim's mother had entrusted Whitacre to baby-sit her daughter at her Lawrenceville home.

The victim later made an outcry to her mother that she'd been assaulted by way of oral sex, and they both went to Gwinnett Medical Center where they met with police.

When questioned, Whitacre "had obvious bite marks on both hands ... small enough only to be made by a small child," Irvin testified.

Police said Whitacre is related to the victim. He admitted to the sexual acts during questioning, Irvin said.

Gwinnett Magistrate Judge Mark Layng bound charges of aggravated child molestation against Whitacre to Superior Court for indictment.

Whitacre remains at the Gwinnett County Jail without bond.