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A teacher at a Kansas City elementary school was recorded on surveillance video as she allegedly caused injury to a child laying on the floor of the library.

Crystal Smith, a teacher at the Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School in the Shawnee Mission School District, was recently accused of using physical force on a young girl who was not appearing to follow her instruction in the video that was captured of the event.

The footage was publicly released in a presentation compiled of several different clips depicting the alleged narrative of the incident.

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According to news reports a 24 year old man named William A Bates Jr., of Kansas City is charged with first degree attempted sodomy and attempted statutory sodomy with a person under 12.

At Kemp playground a two year old was playing on a swing when her mother noticed Bates allegedly “eyeballing her children.” The mother told police that Bates then approached her daughter and grabbed her off the swing before allegedly grabbing the girl by the hips and pulling down her diaper. The mother said that she saw Bates lift his shirt and pull down his pants, to which then he started thrusting against her daughter.

Reportedly the police say she ran after Bates, knocking him to the ground, and while he was down she was attacking him with her fists. Bates eventually freed himself and ran from the park, but the mother ran to a nearby homeless shelter and called the police. Officers arrested Bates near the playground.