Dad REGINALD DAVIS is charged with rape and second-degree battery in an attack on his 8-day-old baby. He was visiting the baby at the home of the 15-year-old mother at the time (the mother's age doesn't seem to attract any comment here at all--maybe that's a non-issue in Arkansas, but I'd see it as statutory rape.) The baby suffered a skull fracture in the attack.
Father Charged with Rape of 8 Day-Old Baby
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FORREST CITY, AR – Police say a Forrest City, Arkansas man has been charged with raping his 8 day-old baby.
According to a police report, officers were called to the Forrest City Medical Center, September 1, 2008, about a baby that had been sexually assaulted. Forrest City police say the baby also had a skull fracture and had to be transferred to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock because of the severity of the injuries.
Investigators say the father attacked the infant during a visit at her 15 year-old mother's house. Police say other people were at the home at the time of the assault.
Police say Davis had no criminal record since turning 18, but could not say whether Davis had a juvenile RAP Sheet. The information could not be released under Arkansas state law, said investigators.
Police say the infant’s father, 18 year-old Reginald Davis, has been charged with Rape and Second-Degree Battery. The case is still under investigation and it is unknown if any other arrests will be made, said Forrest City Police.
Davis is being held on a $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in circuit court on September 17.