A man was arrested after he raped and hurt a baby.
27-year-old Julio Iturralde of Albuquerque, New Mexico,
is accused of locking his girlfriend out of their hotel room before raping her 8-month-old daughter.
The couple was staying at a hotel in Los Lunas, when the mother of the child, 25-year-old Jasmin Davis, ran out to get some items from the car. When she tried to go back into the hotel room she found that the door was locked and heard the baby crying inside.
After several minutes, Iturralde opened the door. The mother saw the blood in the diaper of her baby.
She told police that she wanted to get her baby to a hospital, but Iturralde refused to let her leave the room and began smoking meth.
The next morning, Davis finally took her baby to the hospital. According to the complaint, Davis told the hospital staff that her baby had been injured by a child she babysat the day before.
Medical staff called the police after Davis confessed about the incident that occurred at the hotel. Iturralde was arrested and charged with criminal penetration of a child, false imprisonment and child abuse. He is being held behind bars without bail.
Witnesses at the hotel told police that they spoke with Davis the night the child was raped, and that she did not try to get help for her 8-month-old daughter. Davis was arrested on suspicion of child abuse, tampering with evidence and conspiracy.
The baby is still in the hospital, where doctors are trying reconstruct her internal organs. The baby is in the custody of Children, Youth and Families.
(via YJ News)