Sick people in this world.
Police say they’ve arrested a fifth family member of a 14-year-old girl whose cousins are accused of beating her to abort the baby.
Robert Joseph Cayald, 22, is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. He is being held in the Dallas County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Deputy Chief Gil Garza said the family members who “took matters into their own hands” to abort the unborn child were cousins of the teen, who is now 16. He did not say how Cayald was related to the girl.
Garza said the teen moved out of her cousins’ house to live with a friend after she recovered from the beating. She is now being cared for by state Child Protective Services.
“We commend the victim for her bravery for coming forward to report this unbelievable crime,” he said.
CPS spokeswoman Marissa Gonzales said the agency has no previous history with the family.
She said in addition to the 16-year-old girl, six other children were taken into CPS custody Tuesday. They were the girl’s 15-year-old brother and 14-year-old sister and Cecila McDonald’s four children: a 9-year-old girl, 7-year-old girl, 6-year-old boy and 3-year-old boy. […]
After the eight-month pregnant girl delivered, the family tried to cover up the crime by burning the stillborn baby on a charcoal grill at a Pleasant Grove home, police say.[…]
The girl said she became pregnant after she was sexually assaulted by a family member in August 2012 in the 1200 block of North Masters Drive, near Lake June Road, according to an affidavit.
She told police she was a virgin before she was raped and “did not tell anyone about the sexual assault because … she was embarrassed.”
Police said the girl’s relatives found out between January and March 2013 that she was pregnant and “became very nervous and were concerned about … [Child Protective Services] removing children from the residence,” the affidavit says.
Sharon Jones gave the girl “multiple doses of birth control pills, Plan B [emergency contraception] pills and cinnamon tablets … to abort the baby,” police said.