Man starves infant daughter to death

Man starves infant daughter to death

US police in Georgia have arrested a man and his young adult daughter after they allegedly starved to death his 15-month-old infant.

Calvin Mcintosh, 44, and his daughter Najilaa Mcintosh, 23, also left three other children and a young adult woman emaciated in a hotel room, reported UK's The Daily Mail.

The man and his daughter were both arrested and charged with first-degree murder, malice murder and six counts of cruelty to children and a disabled adult, the Gwinnett County Police said in a statement.

The father was also charged with rape, incest and aggravated sodomy of the young adult daughter, police said.

Both suspects are being held without bail at a local jail, Reuters reported.

Police said the man brought the infant girl to a local hospital on Tuesday, where she was pronounced dead on arrival and appeared to have died of neglect and abuse.

MALNOURISHED

When officers searched the Extended Stay hotel room in the city of Peachtree Corners outside Atlanta, they found three other children who were "severely malnourished", and a 21-year-old woman who was wrapped in blankets on the floor and weighed only 26kg, police said.

The woman was taken to a hospital in serious condition and the children were taken in by the state's child services agency, police said.

Officials later discovered that two of the surviving children were by the man's young adult daughter, while the other surviving child and the starved infant were by the emaciated victim.

All of the children were five years old or younger, police said.

Police found literature relating to the Nuwaubian Nation of Moors while executing a search warrant.

The Southern Poverty Law Center describes the belief system as a black separatist cult founded by Dwight York in the 1970s and based in Georgia.

It is unclear whether the father engaged his daughter in incest and abused the family because of the still-thriving cult, the Inquisitr reported.

In 2004, York was sentenced to 135 years in prison for swindling his followers and sexually abusing their children.

KIDS SHOT, SEXUALLY ABUSED BY PARENTS

Children as young as one-year-old were subject to rape and BB gun shots by their mothers and a group of men in Pennsylvania.

According to court documents, the alleged abuse against the five children consisted of "being punched, slapped, thrown over a bannister, shot repeatedly with BB guns all over their bodies, some shots leaving marks, scars and causing at least two of the children to bleed," reported the Delaware County Daily Times.

Five adults - Shakia Jackson, 31, Danielle Hammond, 22, Mark Isom, 22, Daryl Carter, 24, William Wade, 23 - have been charged with the alleged physical and sexual abuse of the children, a case involving scenarios that Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan called "outrageous situations."

One of the mothers performed a sexual act on the two-year-old boy and these children were also forced to watch the adults have sex, reported New York Daily News.

SHOT AT

The children were subjected to assault, including punches and slaps.

They were also thrown over a banister and shot with the guns.

The one-year-old child belonged to Hammond while the two-year-old and the three other children belonged to Jackson.

All five children were under 12 years old.

The adults abused the five children at a home in Darby, Pennsylvania, a suburb outside of downtown Philadelphia.

Jackson reportedly told police that "she and the other adults were only playing and the children wanted to be shot."

The three men and two women had reportedly been under investigation by authorities since June. They now face a number of charges including corruption of minors, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child and simple assault.


This article was first published on November 18, 2014.
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