The former host of an HGTV pilot show was just convicted of molesting a 10-year-old girl at a sleepover held at his house for his daughter last year.
According to PageSix, Christopher Dionne, who hosted the “Family Flip” pilot episode for the home improvement network, was found guilty of risk of injury to a minor and sexual assault for the abuse that happened in November 2017.
As it states in the warrant obtained by the Hartford Courant, Dionne awakened the girl at his home, grabbing her under her clothes and taking pictures of her.
The reality show host, who was in his boxers at the time then asked the child if she wanted to touch his penis, the warrant said. The girl declined.
Dionne then reportedly told the girl, “Don’t tell your mom, I’ll go to jail,” according to the warrant.
Dionne initially denied any wrongdoing to police, telling cops that when he got home, the victim was awake and began to put her arms around him.
Police began their investigation while Dionne was filming the A&E show “House Rescue” in California. A&E Network suspended production of the series soon after the allegations surfaced.