The picture above is Joshua Andrew Stepp, 26. He stands accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 10 month old baby named Cheyenne Yarley. The child was his step-daughter, and he was watching her while her mother worked, when the child became unresponsive.
Stepp made a 911 call in which he said Cheyenne had choked on some toilet paper, and was not breathing. Well….at least he came up with an original excuse. Lame, but original. Most perv child murderers try to blame a fall down the stairs, or a fall from a crib, or some other piece of furniture. Then there is always the bathtub…and since the baby was in the bathroom eating the toilet paper anyway, it would have been the next logical step to try and incorporate the bathtub into the child’s death somehow. But, no, he stuck with the toilet paper defense.
When are these people gonna learn that the doctors know the difference between choking and intentional murder? And they can usually spot sexual assault as well – especially when the victim is only 10 months old. It’s pretty obvious when you try to have sex with a baby – the damage is usually tremendous.
Stepp is being held on $500,000.00 bond for the sex offense, but there is no bond for the murder charge. Good. At least he won’t be able to get out anytime soon.
There was also a 4-year old girl in the home – Stepp’s own daughter from a previous relationship. He had custody of the child, apparently, which leads me to wonder WHY?!? It also makes me fearful that he might have sexually abused his own child as well. I sincerely hope that she is checked out by the doctors.
Of course, a family defender has already come out to support Stepp. His sister has said that he loved kids (in bed?), and that they were his only hobby (ummmm……..is that what they’re calling it now?). She also said she wishes people would not jump to conclusions; and that what her whole family is trying to figure out at this point is how the baby got into the toilet paper. They just can’t figure that one out. Uh….really?…..REALLY?!? I think I’m gonna be sick.
Thanks for this tip go to Rebecca.