Police refuses to charge father of baby who died from bleeding in her bottom caused by sexual assault while lying in his bedBy Mason White 1:31 PM January 16, 2018
A coroner in the United Kingdom told a court that a baby girl died from bleeding after being sexually assaulted early in the morning.
Cumbria’s senior coroner David Roberts ruled 13-month-old Poppi Worthington died after being sodomized.
The baby’s father, 49-year-old Paul Worthington, denied injuring the girl.
He claimed that Poppi woke up screaming at 5:30 a.m. and he changed her diaper.
Moments later, she fell unconscious.
The baby was rushed to a hospital, where she was declared dead.
Cumbria police said that they will not bring any charges in this case.
A judge ruled that there was enough evidence to conclude Paul sexually assaulted his young daughter shortly before she died, according to court documents.
Justice Peter Jackson of the Liverpool Crown Court ruled that he believes Paul raped his daughter.
Home Office pathologist Dr. Alison Armour believes that Poppi was the victim of a penetrative sexual assault.
Justice Jackson said that he could not accept Paul’s version of the events that happened the day his daughter was found seriously injured.
An autopsy found that the girl had a previous fracture in the right leg and other suspected acute injuries.
The judge criticized the way the police investigated the case.
Justice Jackson said that the careful evaluation and meticulous pathological pediatric evidence has clearly established that the injuries of Poppi were the result of trauma.
He concluded that Paul penetrated his daughter before her death.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is reviewing the way Cumbria police conducted their investigation.
During an investigation, it emerged that Paul watched pornography on his laptop hours before his daughter’s death.
During an inquest into Poppi’s death, Paul was asked 252 questions but he refused to answer, exercising his right against self-incrimination.
Among the questions, Paul refused to explain how his daughter’s DNA ended up on his private parts.