Firefighter and wife sexually assault 7-year-old girl to 'teach her how to have a baby', then stitch up wounds
A nurse asked if lidocaine, a local anesthetic, was used to which Keene said that Pupo had stitched and in response to the lidocaine, Keene said: 'Nope lololol'
APOPKA, FLORIDA: A city of Kissimmee firefighter and his wife allegedly raped a 7-year-old girl in order to teach her how to have a baby. According to court documents, after the attack, the duo stitched up her wounds. Argelio Pupo, 32, and Morgan Keene, 27, are both facing charges that include sexual battery of a child under the age of 12 and aggravated child abuse. The court documents reveal that the police were called to a home in Apopka on November 11 to report a disturbance, WFTV reports.
While there, the officers spoke to two witnesses to whom the victim had disclosed details of the abuse. One of the witnesses had shown the officers a video of the victim which described the suspects' actions. The victim had also repeated the abuse to an investigator with the Department of Children and Families after which she was removed from Keene's custody. When she was questioned about the abuse, Keene denied all the allegations that were made against her and claimed that she had never witnessed any physical or sexual abuse of the victim.
According to Mynews13, Pupo is charged with capital sexual battery of a child under 12 and aggravated child abuse, while Keene has been charged with capital sexual battery of a child under 12 and neglect of child with great bodily harm. The maximum sentence for a person who has been convicted of capital sexual battery of a child under 12 is life in prison. Both Pupo and Keene are being held without bond on the most serious charges.
Assistant Kissimmee Manager Austin D Blake told Spectrum News, "Argelio Pupo has been relieved of his position and is on administrative leave without pay from the Kissimmee Fire Department pending an administrative review of his case and criminal charges." "Unfortunately, because we’re still looking into his case we won’t be able to provide much more on his status at this time," Blake added. As per records, Pupo and Keene co-own a single-family home which is located in Apopka.
The Apopka police had responded to a disturbance at the home on November 11. At one point the alleged victim was found distraught and crying under a table and had revealed the sickening crime to an unidentified person about the couple making her do "sexual acts that she did not wish to perform" as per a seven-page affidavit for an arrest warrant for Pupo. The report stated, "The Victim mentioned that they were trying to teach her how to have a baby." Pupo had allegedly attacked the child while Keene had been present and the victim stated that she was in pain and had bled. "The Victim stated [Keene] was present when this incident occurred and assisted in cleaning up the blood before ultimately telling the Victim to go shower and go to bed," the report revealed.
"The Victim stated the next day that [Keene] took her to Target and bought a sewing kit," the report added. The authorities had been able to obtain a text message exchange with Keene and a friend who is a registered obstetrics nurse. The nurse said that the victim had to see a doctor and also asked who stitched the alleged victim. She also asked if lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic, was used to which Keene said that Pupo had stitched and in response to the lidocaine, Keene said, "Nope lololol." The two are being held in the Orange County jail on no bond.