This week, Montgomery County Attorney General Kevin Steele confirmed the death of a 10-month-old baby after her father had raped her.
The child’s father, 29-year-old Austin Stevens, was captured and charged
The counts of involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, child rape, aggravated assault, aggravated indecent assault, endangerment of the child’s welfare, and other charges related to the death of his daughter.
This issue is very worrying. It is hard to imagine that this child’s death became even more traumatic. Steele told reporters that the sexual abuse of a baby was outrageous, and then her father’s failure to save her life led to the baby’s death.
Steele said officials responded to Stevens’ 911 call Saturday night and found the 10-month-old was not responding.
Medical personnel said the child was wearing blood-soaked diapers.
Shortly after arriving at the hospital, she was pronounced dead.
The autopsy report showed that the girl had been sexually assaulted and had suffered severe head trauma.
Investigators who obtained a search warrant for Stevens’ phone found that he searched a variety of inquiries on Google, including “How do you know if a child has died,” “If the child stops breathing,” and “What if you don’t hear? Heart?” The child or his beats “and” my baby is not breathing. “
Officials said Stephens, who was a youth soccer coach, had a custody arrangement with the child’s mother.
He is being held at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility on bail of $ 1 million.
Steele said it is possible that Stevens could face a life sentence.