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16-month-old girl dies after being sexually abused by her mother’s boyfriend

By Mason White 3:14 AM December 16, 2015
Cody Johnson 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A man of Oklahoma, was arrested and is being held without bail over the death of a toddler.

Police have arrested 30-year-old Cody Johnson, after he beat and sexually abused his girlfriend’s 16-month-old daughter.

The toddler, Jefferson Sawyer, was taken to a hospital in Tulsa on Saturday by Johnson and his girlfriend, who is the mother of the child.

Johnson, who babysat the girl before her death, told doctors that she tripped over her pajamas and fell on a toy.

Doctors who examined her, found that the child had multiple bruises and was bleeding from the rectum and private parts, according to police documents.

The girl was placed in an intensive care unit at the hospital, and succumbed to her injuries later that day.

Johnson was charged with first-degree murder, child abuse and sexual abuse of a minor. He is being held in the Tulsa County jail without bail. The child’s mother, who was at work at the time of the incident, has not been charged.