JACKSON COUNTY, West Virginia – A 9-month-old baby is brain dead after deputies say that she was sexually assaulted by a “family friend.”
Police are calling it the worst case of sexual assault they have seen in two decades.
According to the criminal complaint, deputies were called Monday to a house on Meadowlark Lane in Ripley.
When they arrived, they found the baby’s mother holding the infant with a “significant” amount of blood on and around the child. The mother told deputies she found the baby naked in the basement of the apartment with the lights turned off.
Deputies then spoke with the boyfriend, Benjamin Taylor, 32, who initially said he didn’t know how the injuries happened.
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