Four relatives charged with beating 14-year-old Texas girl to induce miscarriage

Four relatives have been charged after a 14-year-old girl raped by a family member was beaten and kicked into delivering a stillborn baby which was disposed of on a charcoal grill.

The un-named victim was repeatedly assaulted between January and March 2013 when she eventually gave birth to a stillborn baby at the house in Pleasant Grove in Dallas, Texas.

Lonnell McDonald, 27, Sharon Lee Jones, 45, Cedric Jones, 27 and Cecila McDonald, 25, have all been charged with engaging in organized crime.

According to Dallas News, the ‘underlying crime’ is aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The grand jury indictments in this case allege that the deadly weapon was the four defendants’ hands and feet.

At the time of their arrest, they were 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 2012, 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 the teen was allegedly given ‘multiple doses’ of birth control pills as well as emergency contraception pills and cinnamon tablets.

When the pills failed to abort the baby, they are 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 said.

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.

According to Dallas News, rape suspect Robert Joseph Cayald, 22 has not been indicted. He was arrested on charge of aggravated sexual assault and, along with the other four defendants, remains in jail on $150,000 bond.

Source: The DailyMail

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