Mother allows boyfriend to rape her 3-year-old daughter until she diedBy Mason White 2:49 PM March 24, 2015
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment after allegedly allowing her boyfriend to rape her young daughter until she died, police in Tennessee said.
Hamilton County Police said that 3-year-old Tatiana Emerson, died of blunt force trauma to the head.
The victim’s brother, 5-year-old Trayvon Emerson, told police that she was constantly beaten by her mother’s boyfriend, 35-year-old Rhasean Lowry.
Lowry had been charged with murder, and on Wednesday, the children’s mother, Melanie Emerson, 22, was also charged.
Emerson was charged with aggravated child endangerment and was booked into the Hamilton County Jail with bail set at $25,000.
Lowry was charged with child abuse stemming from abuse claims made by Trayvon.
Lowry was also charged with murder, aggravated child abuse, rape of a child and making false statements in connection with the death of Tatiana.
Lowry told police that the girl slipped and fell down the stairs at the Econo Lodge, where he was taking care of her, but security camera video did not back up his claims.
Instead, the videos showed Lowry carrying the unconscious body of the girl down the stairs on the way to a hospital, where she later died.
Police said the head injuries that killed Tatiana were the result of blunt trauma. The autopsy showed that the 3-year-old had been raped.