Family members beat 14-year-old girl to force a miscarriage after getting pregnant by a relativeBy Mason White 11:54 AM June 4, 2015
|Sharon, Cedric Jones, Lonnell, and Cecilia McDonald|
By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A girl was severely abused by family members after learning that she was impregnated by a family member.
Police in Texas, arrested 5 people in connection with the incident.
One of the 5 people were accused of sexually assaulting and impregnating the 14-year-old victim.
When her family members learned of her pregnancy, they allegedly beat her up until she delivered a stillborn. The remains were burned in a charcoal grill, prosecutors said.
The unnamed victim was assaulted on several occasions between January and March 2013, at home in Pleasant Grove, Dallas.
The victim, who is now 16 years old, finally had the courage to come forward and file a complaint with police.
Police arrested Sharon Jones, 45, Cedric Jones, 27, Lonnell McDonald, 27, and Cecilia McDonald, 25, for their role in the forced miscarriage.
Prosecutors said that these 4 people were all charged with engaging in organized criminal activity following the alleged assault.
According to an affidavit, the victim was given multiple doses of birth control pills as well as emergency contraceptive pills and cinnamon tablets.
When the tablets failed to abort the baby, Cecilia McDonald allegedly held the girl while Lonnell McDonald repeatedly bounced up and down on the girl’s abdomen.
According to police, the family wanted the baby aborted because they did not want other kids in the home to be taken away if the sex abuse became public.
The 4 suspects who forced the miscarriage, are being held on bail of $150,000 each.