A mother in Tennessee, USA, Melanie Emerson, has been arrested for allowing her boyfriend, Rhasean Lowry, to rape her 3-year-old daughter, Tatiana, to death.
The mother was arrested after her five-year-old son, TrayVon, told the police that Lowry routinely abused him and his sister while their mother watched.
According to Times Free Press, Lowry, who was in a relationship with Tatiana’s mom, was charged with felony murder, aggravated child abuse, rape of a child and making false reports in connection to the girl’s death.
Lowry had lied to police that the girl had fallen down the stairs while he was caring for her, but surveillance video at the hotel he was staying did not corroborate his claims.
The video only showed Lowry carrying the girl’s lifeless body down the stairs on his way to bringing her to the hospital.