In Troy Hill, Pennsylvania, Clinton Smith, 30, is being held without bond on charges including aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, rape and endangering a child, for beating and sexually abusing his girlfriend’s 10-month-old daughter, Daniyah Jackson.
The baby had severe bruising to her face, arms and legs. She was also bitten on the chest and sexually assaulted.
The infant’s mother told plice she left Smith, her live-in boyfriend, in charge of the baby and Smith’s two-year-old son from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday. When she came home, she found the little girl unresponsive. The mom called paramedics who tried to revive the baby.
Doctors say the baby was not breathing when she was brought into the emergency room. They also told police investigators the baby was sexually assaulted.
Daniyah was put on life support. She died Saturday.
An autopsy will be done today. If it determines the little girl’s death was a homicide, Smith will face additional murder charges.