An Oklahoma man and woman are facing several felony charges after a Facebook user exposed their alleged crimes against a toddler girl and other children. Authorities now say the male suspect had plans to do the same thing to an unborn baby.
According to Attorney General Mike Hunter of Oklahoma City, Gerrad Coddington, 25, and Christina Nelson-Coddington, 29, were initially charged in June with manufacturing child pornography, violating the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act, and lewd acts with a minor.
Earlier this week, authorities added additional charges of rape, incest, child abuse and conspiracy.
Garvin County authorities reportedly uncovered additional information that the couple had not only assaulted and raped a 2-year-old little girl, but also tortured and handcuffed other young children. Investigators said Gerrad Coddington also “conspired to commit incest” with their unborn baby.
According to court documents, Gerrad Coddington is accused of “ejaculating upon the body of S.C., who was 2 years old, in a lewd and lascivious manner.” He’s also accused of “placing his mouth” on the toddler’s private parts. Court documents list S.C. as the man’s stepdaughter.
Christina Nelson-Coddington is charged with not only allowing the man to abuse his stepdaughter, but participating as well. Court documents indicate that the woman put her “hand and mouth on the vaginal area of S.C. in a lewd and lascivious manner.”
The couple had photos and videos of the little girl on their cellphones that showed her engaging in sexual conduct, according to court documents. The pair allegedly distributed photos and videos of child’s private parts through Facebook messenger.
Further, Gerrad Coddington is accused of “placing his penis inside” the toddler’s private parts while Christina Nelson-Coddington conspired with him to make it happen.
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The couple is also accused of handcuffing a 6-year-old child and shocking them with an electrical weapon, and handcuffing a 10-year-old and striking the child with a weapon.
Authorities began investigating the couple after someone sent a tip to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, accusing the suspects of sharing child pornography online. Authorities later uncovered alleged gruesome details during a lengthy investigation. The information they found provided authorities enough probable cause to arrest the pair.
“Children are among the most vulnerable and defenseless in our society and crimes against them will never be tolerated by my office,” Hunter wrote in a press statement.
“We will also ensure those who commit these types of crimes are held accountable and punished to the full extent of the law. I appreciate U.S. Attorney Downing for partnering with us on this case to ensure justice is served and those who committed these horrific acts are unable to do it again.”
Both suspects remain behind bars of $5 million bonds each.
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[Feature Photo: Gerrad Coddington and Christina Nelson-Coddington/Police Handout]