A 14-year-old sexual assault victim impregnated by a family member was beaten by other family members to deliver a still-born baby who then took the remains and burned them on a charcoal grill, prosecutors claim.
The un-named victim was repeatedly assaulted between January and March 2013 when she eventually gave birth to a still born baby at the house in Pleasant Grove in Dallas, Texas.
Dallas police arrested four suspects in connection with the crime, who according to court documents, are being held on a bond of $150,000 each.
Prosecutors allege that Cedric Jones, 27, Sharon Jones, 45, Cecilia McDonald, 25 and Lonnell McDonald, 27, were all involved in charges of ‘engaging in organised criminal activity’ following the alleged assault.
According to WFAA.com, they are also accused of trying to cover up the incident by burning the dead infant’s body on a charcoal grill before disposing of it in an unknown location.
According to court documents, the young girl told Dallas police that she was sexually assaulted by a member of her family in August 2102, but did not report the abuse because she was ’embarrassed’.
The suspects discovered the girl was pregnant in January 2013 and began attempts of forcing the victim to abort her baby.
The victim came forward to police in May 22 when she made a full statement to officers.
According to an affidavit Sharon Jones is alleged to have given the girl ‘multiple doses’ of birth control pills as well as emergency contraception pills and cinnamon tablets.
When the pills failed to abort the baby, Cecilia McDonald is accused of pinning the girl down while Lonnell McDonald ‘repeatedly bounced up and down’ on the girl as well as kicking her.
The final assault, according to one witness who accompanied the girl to police, lasted six hours.
It is alleged that the suspects wanted to dispose of the body in case Dallas Child Protective Services came and took away other children from the house because of the initial sexual assault on the victim.
The affidavit claims that Cecllia McDonald told the girl: ‘You ain’t about to get my kids taken away from me.’
The attack continued until the girl started bleeding heavily and delivered a stillborn baby about two hours later.
The affidavit claims the infant’s body was then burned on a charcoal grill.
It is claimed that Sharon Jones paid Cedric Jones $25 to ‘take care of the rest of it’, dumping the remains in an unknown location.