KSHB-TV (Kansas City, Mo.), November 17, 2007
Jackson County Prosecutor Jim Kanatzar announced Saturday that Ollie F. Thompson, 17, has been charged with first degree statutory rape.
According to court documents, the victim, a 3-year-old female, reported the incident to her foster parent. The child was given an examination and was discovered to have contracted two sexually transmitted diseases from the incident.
Prosecutors have requested Thompson be held on $250,000 cash bond.
A 10-month-old Troy Hill girl was on life support Friday after police said her mother’s boyfriend beat and sexually assaulted her.
Clinton Smith, 30, was arraigned on charges including aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, rape and endangering a child, according to an arrest affidavit.
He is being held in the Allegheny County Jail without bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The baby was taken to Children’s Hospital in Oakland with severe bruising to her face, arms and legs. Police said she was bitten on the chest.
“The doctors are telling us it doesn’t look good,” city police Lt. Daniel Herrmann said. “If the baby survives, she may be in a vegetative state for the rest of her life.”
Dr. Janet Squires, chief of the Child Advocacy Center at Children’s Hospital, said most child abusers don’t “wake up in the morning and decide they’ll hit a child.”
“They react to stress and get angry with a crying child or they just lose it,” she said. “And sometimes two lives are ruined as a result.”
Smith was awaiting trial on an unrelated June charge of simple assault, court records show. In a separate September 2006 case, a woman was granted a protection-from-abuse order against Smith after she said he came to her home and attacked her.
Brandy Lamison, 21, who wrote in a court document that she had a 2-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son with Smith, said he smacked her so hard she almost fell off a balcony. When the couple’s daughter tried to run to her mother, Smith knocked the child to the ground, Lamison wrote in the PFA application.
“He grabbed me and strangled me, leaving bruises on my neck,” she wrote. “I fear for the safety for myself and kids.”