Single Mother's Boyfriend Faces Murder Charges After Sexually Assaulting Her 9-Month-Old Baby To Death
We can't imagine a more vile crime.
A nine-month-old girl has died due to sustaining injuries after being allegedly sexually assaulted by her mother's boyfriend.
According to West Virginia police, Benjamin Taylor was arrested on Monday and initially charged with first-degree sexual assault, but will now face first-degree murder charges.
The baby's mother found the girl in the basement of the couple's apartment complex on Monday morning. She was unresponsive and covered in blood.
The child was hospitalized and declared clinically brain dead on Wednesday.
Officials who responded to the heinous scene called it the most jarring sexual assault case any had encountered. Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs told local press: