A Jefferson City man is charged with first degree child molestation after a mother came home to find her 69-year-old baby sitter had abused her child.

According to court documents, Arthur Earl admitted to becoming aroused as the 6-year-old child was jumping on his lap.

Earl also admitted to inappropriately touching the child.

He then told investigators the 6-year-old is the one who actually initiated sexual actions.

He even told investigators the child told him to go to the bedroom.

Earl denies abusing a 20-month-old in the house.

ABC 17 checked into Earl's past and it appears he has no previous criminal history.

Earl is being held in the Cole County Jail on $150,000 bond.