Graphic: 1-year-old dies after being sexually abused, mother’s boyfriend arrested


Cody Johnson, Tulsa County Jail

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TULSA, Okla. – A 16-month-old child has died after being sexually abused by her mother’s boyfriend, police say.

Cody Johnson, 30, and his girlfriend, who is the baby’s mother, took 1-year-old Sawyer Paige Jefferson to the emergency room Saturday, a police report states.

The child was unresponsive and in cardiac arrest when she arrived at the hospital, according to The Tulsa World.

The baby was placed on life support, but she never regained consciousness.

She was pronounced dead a short time later.

The couple allegedly told police that the girl received the injuries when she slipped and fell on a toy.

However, doctors say the child sustained sexual abuse.

A police report says doctors found the baby had numerous contusions on her face, as well as bruising and bleeding from her vagina and rectum.

Police say the baby was in Johnson’s care at the time she sustained her injuries.

Johnson was arrested and is facing child abuse charges as well as a charge of child abuse murder, KJRH reports.



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