Man charged with murder after raping toddler to death
An Oklahoma man is now behind bars after he was charged on Monday for raping his girlfriend’s 1-year-old toddler to death, the Reuters reports.
Cody Johnson, 30, and his girlfriend brought the unresponsive Sawyer Jefferson to a Tulsa hospital on Saturday, claiming the baby had tripped over her pyjamas and fallen on a toy.
However, doctors noticed multiple bruises on her body and observed that she was bleeding from her vagina and rectum. The baby was placed on life support but died shortly after.
Johnson was subsequently arrested on charges of first-degree murder of a minor, child abuse and sexual abuse of a minor.
Johnson is being held at the Tulsa County Jail with his bail bond set at US $100,000.