2-week-old baby sexually assaulted, admitted in hospital in serious condition
The alleged accused is a 25-year-old, who has been charged with rape and grievous bodily harm, as the baby is in intensive care fight for life
A two-week-old baby has been admitted to a children's hospital in serious condition after allegedly being raped, according to reports. The alleged accused is a 25-year-old, who has been charged with rape and grievous bodily harm, as the baby is in intensive care at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, according to the Mirror.
The attack reportedly occurred on Saturday, September 29, in the Annalong area of County Down, Northern Ireland, where the baby is believed to be from. Reports state that the baby suffered multiple injuries in the alleged attack.
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The suspect reportedly appeared at Armagh Magistrates' Court and cannot be named for legal reasons. He is also set to appear at Newry Magistrates' Court on Wednesday next week on October 10. The details of the incident emerged after his court appearance at Armagh Magistrates Court on Tuesday. The accused has reportedly been charged with sexual assault of a child under 13 and grievous bodily harm.
Reports state that no bail application has been made by the defendant's counsel yet and the alleged assailant remains in custody at Maghaberry prison. His address, in court, has been given give as Annalong. A detective sergeant, also present before the court, believes he was able to connect the 25-year-old with the charges.
A spokesperson of Police Service of Northern Ireland, while talking to MailOnline, said: "Detectives from PSNI Serious Crime Branch investigating an incident in which an infant from the Annalong area sustained a number of serious injuries, charged a 25-year-old man with rape and grievous bodily harm with intent."
"The man appeared at Armagh Magistrates Court on Tuesday, October 2," the spokesperson added.
More details of the case are awaited.