Attorney General’s Office Announces Sentencing Of Babysitter For Abuse Of Child With Down Syndrome



Attorney General Hector Balderas and 11th Judicial District Attorney Rick Tedrow announced that 11th Judicial District Court Judge Daylene Marsh sentenced Dallas Baron to 7.5 years in the Department of Corrections for multiple counts of child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and battery following a multi-day jury trial that occurred in January 2020.

Prosecutors at trial presented evidence that Baron and her co-defendant, Lindsey Moss, partnered together to record their abuse of an eight-year-old boy with Down Syndrome on camera. While babysitting the young boy, Moss and Baron created videos of themselves throwing things at the child, teaching him to smoke from a bong, and pushing him down.  The Defendants can be heard laughing about their actions in the videos.

“No child should be subjected to abuse by a caretaker” said Attorney General Balderas. “My office will continue to seek justice for the most vulnerable New Mexicans who are unable to protect themselves.”

“I am pleased with Judge Marsh’s sentence,” said DA Tedrow.  “I am truly grateful to the family for their bravery. This has been a long, painful road that has finally paid off.”

These cases were prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Christopher Spinner in collaboration with Special Assistant Attorneys General Mark Probasco and Zach Jones.