Police: Child dies after ‘heinous’ sexual assault, step-father, mother facing charges


ALBANY, Georgia (WCMH) — Police in Georgia say a 3-year-old girl died after a ‘heinous’ sexual assault at the hands of her stepfather.

According to Albany police, 3-year-old Janiyah Armanie Brooks was severely beaten and sexually assaulted. Police said she suffered head trauma and appeared to have some old wounds as well.

Police were called to her home on May 13. According to police, 20-year-old Gregory Parker called and said his step-daughter was unresponsive. She was taken to an Atlanta hospital where she was placed on a ventilator.

Janiyah died over the weekend, police said.

Parker was arrested and charged with aggravated child molestation, rape, aggravated sodomy, aggravated battery, battery and cruelty to children.

The child’s mother, 19-year-old Crystal Brooks, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery, battery, cruelty to children and giving a false statement. Police said she not only knew about the abuse, but was present for it.

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