A Missouri neighborhood is stunned after police say a man admitted to more than 500 instances of statutory rape and child molestation, Fox2Now.com reports.
Corey Brown, 45, of Lake Saint Louis, allegedly confessed to sexually abusing two girls over the course of three years, beginning when the children were 8 and 9 years old.
Police say the confession came while Brown was being treated in a hospital this month after attempting suicide, according to the website. Authorities then launched an investigation into the alleged abuse.
"I feel so bad because those girls had to go through that," neighbor Jackie Binz told the website. "I could've done something if I had known."
"The girls were so polite and cheerful," added Binz.
The mother of the victims was not aware of the alleged abuse, according to police.
Brown is being charged with 10 counts of child molestation, statutory rape and statutory sodomy.
He remains in custody as his victims undergo counseling, the website reports.