A 10-month-old baby girl has died after allegedly being sexually assaulted by her mum's new boyfriend in the basement of her home. Little Emmaleigh Barringer was discovered 'bleeding' on the floor of the dark room by her horrified mother, Amanda Adkins, police say.
The 'unresponsive' youngster was rushed to hospital in a critical condition following the alleged attack in West Virginia, US, on Monday morning.
According to the West Virginia Gazette While the rest of the family slept upstairs in their Ripley apartment Sunday night, Taylor took the baby to the basement, where he assaulted her, according to a criminal complaint filed in Jackson Magistrate Court.
When Amanda Adkins woke up Monday morning between 4:30 and 5 a.m. and found her daughter naked on the basement floor, she immediately called for help.
Deputies later said they found blankets and clothing covered in blood down there, according to the complaint.As they handcuffed him, Taylor tried “vigorously” to wipe something off his groin area, deputies said.
Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs said the charge against Taylor, currently first-degree sexual assault, will be upgraded to murder.
She had been dating Taylor for a 'short time', the West Virginia Gazette reports.The suspect, who is not the baby's dad, is being held in jail on a $2million bond.