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Juvenile arrested in alleged rape of toddler;

From The Kentucky New Era

A 15-year-old boy was arrested Sunday night after allegedly raping an 18-month-old baby earlier that day, according to a Hopkinsville police report.

Employees at Jennie Stuart Medical Center called police in reference to a child with “severe internal injuries,” according to the report.

Officers visited the residence of the child and interviewed the teenager who allegedly said he raped the child while he was babysitting. Unwashed dishes and food littered the cockroach-infested house, police said. Only one bed was available to three children, according to the report.

The teenager was charged with first-degree sodomy for a victim less than 12 years of age. The baby was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., for surgery. A report on the child’s condition was not available.

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