A 10-month-old baby girl has died after allegedly being sexually assaulted by her mum’s new boyfriend in the basement of her home.Little Emmaleigh Barringer was discovered ‘bleeding’ on the floor of the dark room by her horrified mother, Amanda Adkins, police say. She had been dating Taylor for a ‘short time’, the West Virginia Gazette reports.
The ‘unresponsive’ youngster was rushed to hospital in a critical condition following the alleged attack in West Virginia, US, on Monday morning. However, she tragically passed away yesterday after being declared brain dead.
Amanda’s partner, Benjamin Taylor, 32, was arrested and charged with first degree sexual assault after Emmaleigh was discovered injured in the basement. His charges will be upgraded to murder today following the little girl’s death.
Amanda called 911 after reportedly waking up and finding her daughter lying ‘bleeding’ in the basement, with the lights all turned off. When police arrived at the house in Ripley, they found the mum holding her child, who was allegedly covered in a ‘significant’ amount of blood.