Nicholas Branson and Hailey Harris, an Idaho couple accused of Sexual and physical abuse of her baby when he was only seven weeks oldHe pleaded guilty this week to a charge of hurting a child and forcibly having sex with a foreign object.
According to the Kootenay County Prosecutor, The child suffered around 14 fractures, internal injuries and genital trauma.
The girl’s father, Branson, pleaded guilty to both crimes earlier this week. During a conversation with the police, Mr. Confessed to injuring and sexually abusing the child, For her part, Harris, the mother, had previously pleaded guilty to a felony charge of hurting a child in late March of this year.
In December 2021, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputy, after receiving reports from medical personnel, responded to Kootenai Health Hospital that a The child had “traumatic” injuries that were “significant and serious”According to court documents cited by the local network KHQ, as well as being subject to sexual abuse.
marks of sexual and physical abuse
Medical staff allegedly found evidence Multiple injuries in both legs Probably caused by “forcefully grasping and twisting” the girl’s limbs. In addition, he reportedly suffered Liver damage along with multiple rib fractures Blunt force blow to abdomen.
Police also said that the girl was showing bruises and bruises, which were consistent with an adult putting a bottle in her mouth.
The evidence found by the authorities is a bloody diaper and lousy text messages between pairs.
After an investigation by the authorities, both 26, were arrested a month later. Harris is currently being held on $100,000 bond and Branson $250,000.
According to local KREM, local CBS affiliate, Branson Must undergo a psychological evaluation before his sentencing hearingWhich is currently scheduled for August 24, 2022. Harris is to be sentenced on June 22, 2022.
Harm to a child can be punished with up to 10 years in prison. Forced sexual penetration by a foreign object can be punishable with maximum imprisonment for life.
The child’s current condition is unknown, but police confirmed in January that the child was no longer in danger.