10-Month Old Girl Dies After Mother's Boyfriend Rapes Her, Authorities Say

Henrietta Brewer
October 6, 2016

A West Virginia monster is accused of sexually assaulting and beating a 9-month-old girl, who died from her injuries on Wednesday.

He was initially charged Monday with first-degree sexual assault. Taylor is the boyfriend of the victim's mother but is not the child's father.

"You literally would have thought he was a Prince Charming, she was so lit up inside", Adkins told the station, referring to the couple's relationship.

Taylor, of Cottageville, 38 miles north of the capital Charleston, was found on Monday with the child, who was unresponsive and covered with blood, according to a court document.

Family members told West Virginia Metro News that the baby was clinically brain-dead with no hope of waking up.

The child was taken to the hospital, where she was treated for injuries.

And while police said the 32-year-old man originally told them he did not know how the baby was injured, he later admitted that he "blacked out" while doing laundry with Emmaleigh.

Police said that when they arrived at the house in Meadowlark Lane in Ripley, they found Benjamin trying to "wipe something" off his groin area, which police later determined to be the baby's blood, according to WSAZ.

In addition to injuries sustained from a violent sexual assault, the baby suffered extensive bleeding and strikes to her face.

Taylor is being held on $2 million bail in South Central Regional Jail.

A Facebook group called Justice For Emmaleigh has been created along with the social media hashtag #JusticeForEmmaleigh, and the family has also set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for the medical and funeral expenses.

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