AG Hector Balderas and Eleventh DA Rick Tedrow Announce Babysitter who Abused Child with Down Syndrome Sentenced

For Immediate Release:
June 17, 2020
Contact: Matt Baca — (505) 270-7148

Farmington, NM — Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas and Eleventh Judicial
District Attorney Rick Tedrow announced that Eleventh 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.