Father charged with murder, sexual assault of infant

Father charged with murder, sexual assault of infant

[Ed. – What’s the world coming to?]

A 30-year-old Newhall man arrested on suspicion of killing his 19-day-old infant daughter also allegedly sexually assaulted her, prosecutors said in announcing charges against him Tuesday.

Matthew Brendan Warner was taken into custody Saturday morning, less than 12 hours after his daughter was reported missing from home where he and his girlfriend live.

After a large-scale search operation, the baby’s father provided information that led investigators to the baby’s body, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said.

The girl, identified as Ellorah Rose Warner, was found in the front cab of a pickup truck.

Matthew Warner was charged with murder, assault on a child causing death, torture, oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child 10 years or younger, and aggravated sexual assault of a child, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

 

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