Cozad Babysitter Charged with Child Sex Abuse

Lael Arpan

A Cozad man who had been baby-sitting for two families has been accused of sexually assaulting the children he was supposed to be caring for.

Lael Arpan, 38, was arrested Friday for child sexual assault.

Court documents say the Cozad Police Department was contacted by two Cozad families last week. Arpan had been living with one of the families and was baby-sitting for both.

Dawson County Jail records show Arpan remained in custody on Tuesday, pending $2 million bail.