Illinois man charged with drugging and sexually assaulting toddler; woman accused of allegedly allowing the abuse
A man in Illinois has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a two-year-old girl while a woman allegedly allowed the abuse of the child to take place, according to reports.
The suspect, identified as 40-year-old Matthew S Miller, has been charged with three counts of sexual assault and four counts of aggravated battery. While the woman, identified as 31-year-old Lacey Take, has been charged with allowing sexual abuse of a child and two counts of child endangerment, according to the Daily Mail.
Police was alerted of the incident after they were called to Anderson Hospital in Troy, Illinois on June 23. That is when the authorities began investigating Miller from Madison County, and discovered evidence that the girl was being abused.
According to authorities, Miller sexually assaulted the child once on June 10 and then later again after two weeks. The charging documents in the alleged June 23 sexual assault state that Miller also drugged the girl with cocaine and caused her bodily harm by biting her hand, leg and foot, reports state.
The charging documents in the case also stated that Take was charged with child endangerment because she did not get adequate medical attention for the two-year-old after the first assault on her. She was charged with a second count of child endangerment and a count of permitting sexual abuse of a child because she left the toddler with the accused again despite knowing that he had sexually assaulted the girl previously.
Medical officials later transferred the girl to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital for additional evaluation and treatment. No more details were provided about the victim in the case.
Miller’s bond has been reportedly set at $1 million while Take's bond is set at $500,000. Miller faces a minimum prison sentence of 50 years on each count of sexual assault and 6 to 30 years on each battery charge. Take reportedly faces at least 4 to 15 years of imprisonment on each count of permitting sexual abuse of a child.