The fact that there are some parents who are capable of harming their children is shocking and disturbing, and it is impossible for us to fully understand why someone would do something horrific to their little ones. But even though this is shocking and upsetting, these terrible acts still occur in our country.
A father has been sentenced to two life terms in prison for causing the death of his 15-week-old daughter while orally raping her.
26-year-old Steven was found guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated se-ual assault. It took the jury less than an hour to find him guilty, even though they had to listen to and look at disturbing testimony and photos.
Baby Evelynne was found in the bedroom of their mobile home bleeding from the nose, unconscious, and not breathing.
Steven wasted valuable time from the moment he found his baby daughter until he called an ambulance.
He later told her mother, Natasha, that she had choked on a used condom.
Natasha, who was at work when her daughter died, spoke in courtroom before the sentencing.
As per reports, she revealed that she had burned and destroyed all evidence of Steven in her life because she did not want any memory of him.
She said: “If I were asked to describe you, two words stick out: coward and monster. You are a monster for what you did to Evelynne—that you would do such horrific things to take her life.”
“I wish I could come up with words to explain how deeply I’m hurt. I will never hear her first words, see her first steps.”
“You are an evil person.”
“He didn’t just oгally гa-e the girl. He put her on the floor and left her to die. He didn’t call 911. He didn’t do anything to save her life.”
Throughout the trial, Steven maintained he put his daughter on the bed while he went outside for a cigarette.
When he came back, she was lying on the floor, not breathing, with the discarded condom in her mouth.
Subsequent tests showed the DNA on the outside belonged to the baby and on the inside belonged to Steven.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Phil told jurors that Steven killed the girl during the oгal гa-e, and then he considered scenarios throughout the evening to suggest she died of an accidental cause.
“He didn’t call 911, but told Natasha on the phone that their daughter wasn’t breathing, wasting valuable time that could have saved her life. This was a very difficult case for anyone to have to hear. This is about as heinous as it gets. That’s the tragic reality here. He did do it. A beautiful 15-week-old baby girl lost her life and her future because of his need for se-ual gratification.”
He applauded the baby’s mother, Natasha, for testifying on behalf of the prosecution, despite “having to endure a loss no one should ever have to endure.”
As per reports, Phil told jurors, “This was no accident. She couldn’t roll over, much less crawl. She certainly wasn’t capable of overcoming the obstacles on her bed—the pillows—to end up on the floor. Even if she did, how is she going to suck that condom up? It’s hard to imagine anything more objectionable than the oгal гa-e of a 15-week-old baby.”
Jurors also heard from witnesses who, as children, claimed they too were se-ually abused by Steven.
The defense attorney argued that his client was a proud father and that the mobile home they shared with ten other people was an “accident waiting to happen.”
He said prosecutors unfairly portrayed his client as an “unbridled se- fiend.”
We are republishing this story amid recent reports that child se-ual abuse has increased in the United States during the pandemic.