HORROR details have emerged in the rape and murder of a five-year-old boy after his mother and her boyfriend were charged in his death.
Authorities were called to a home in Maryland on July 22 where they found the boy unresponsive.
He was transported to two different medical centers and was pronounced dead at Children’s National Hospital in Washington DC.
His name has not been released.
The mother’s boyfriend, Timothy Lee Haselden, was arrested by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on July 22.
He faces nine charges, including child abuse resulting in the death of a victim under 13 and first- and second-degree rape, 根据 FOX5.
The boy’s mother, Catherine Thrasher, was arrested on July 25 by the sheriff’s office.
She faces a variety of charges, including child abuse resulting in death of a victim under 13, child sex abuse, and assault.
Both are being held without bond at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.
Court documents obtained by WUSA9 show that Thrasher – who was reportedly working at a restaurant – 叫 911 在七月 22 when the boy wasn’t breathing.
She had been called by Haselden when they boy became unresponsive, according to WUSA9.
Emergency responders found the child with “bruising in various stages (both old and new/healing) over his entire body” and evidence of a” potential skull fracture,” the documents allege.
Investigators later determined that the boy had been raped, according to WUSA9.
The emergency responders reportedly told detectives that the child was autistic and that there was evidence of strangulation, the outlet reports.
It was also determined that there was “ongoing extensive internal and external blunt force trauma,” and that the boy had “multiple injuries observed on and in his body consistent with ongoing abuse,” the Hagerstown Herald-Mail newspaper reports.
An autopsy will be performed by the DC Chief Medical Examiner’s Office.
Two other children were reportedly home at the time the five-year-old was discovered.
One child, a two-year-old boy was also taken to the DC hospital and has been released.
Those children have been placed with the Washington County Department of Social Services, 官员说.
At a hearing for Haselden, Washington County Assistant State’s Attorney Danielle Lackovic told a judge that both of those children also showed evidence that they had been abused, Oxygen 报告.
Thrasher and Haselden has reportedly been living in the home where the boy was found unresponsive for about five months.
He is not the boy’s father, according to court records.
Court records obtained by FOX5 show that Haselden has a criminal record dating back to 2010, and that he has previously faced multiple counts of assault.