Mother encourages boyfriend to rape her newborn babyBy Mason White 9:11 AM January 13, 2015
|Jessica Lynn Howell and Jordan Lafayette Prince|
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A mother was jailed after she allowed her boyfriend to rape her baby.
Police said that the mother admitted that she knew that her boyfriend was a registered sex offender, who has been jailed for sexually assaulting a minor.
26-year-old Jessica Lynn Howell of O’Fallon, Missouri, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for encouraging her boyfriend to sexually assault her baby since she was just 4 weeks old.
When Ashlynn Lillith Peters was just 4 months old she died while being sexually assaulted.
Howell pleaded guilty to felony abuse of a child and felony murder for the incident.
Police said that the baby was beaten and strangled, apparently to stop her from crying during the rape. According to the police, the baby suffered severe internal injuries.
Court documents showed that the mother sent a series of text messages to her boyfriend, Jordan Lafayette Prince, when the baby was only a month old, encouraging him to have sexual contact with her daughter.
Prince, who was also jailed for the murder of the baby, is awaiting trial. He was charged with first-degree murder, child abuse and forcible sodomy in connection with the death of Peters.