Police say an Illinois man drugged, bit, and sexually assaulted a 2-year-old toddler girl, while the child’s mother did nothing to stop it.
First Coast News reports that according to the Madison County State’s Attorney, Matthew S. Miller, 40, has been charged with aggravated battery and predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. The girl’s mother, Lacey Take, 31, has been charged with child endangerment and allowing the sexual abuse of a child.
The investigation into the incident began on June 23, after police responded to a call from the Anderson Hospital in Troy, where the little was being treated at the time. Authorities said they discovered that the child had been sexually abused by Miller at least twice during the month of June. During the second assault, Miller allegedly drugged the little girl with cocaine, then bit her on her hand, leg, and foot.
Take was arrested after she allegedly failed to get the baby medical help after the first attack on June 10. Authorities said that not only did Take know about the June 10 attack, but she still allowed her daughter to be around the suspect afterward, reportedly leading to a second attack.
The little girl was taken to the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital for additional treatment. Her condition is currently unknown.
Miller remains behind bars on a $1 million bond. Take is behind bars on a $500,000 bond.
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