A person accused of dumping his girlfriend’s daughter in a creek sexually abused the three-yr-previous earlier than she died, in response to courtroom paperwork.
Earl Kimrey, who’s accused of disposing of Mariah Woods’ physique in Pender County, N.C., allegedly abused the toddler and her two brothers, in accordance with courtroom paperwork cited by the Jacksonville Every day Information.
The toddler’s physique, which was present in a muddy creek about 25 miles away from her residence in Jacksonville, was positively recognized on Wednesday greater than every week after her mom, Kirsty Woods, first reported her lacking on Nov. 27.
Kimrey, who faces a number of expenses together with concealing of demise and obstruction of justice, is being held on $1 million bond. He has not been charged with the toddler’s homicide.
In paperwork offered by the youngsters’s organic father Alex Woods, Kirsty Woods allegedly knew her stay-in boyfriend was sexually abusing the three-yr-previous woman.
Kimrey additionally sexually abused Mariah Woods’ two brothers, beat them with a belt, and left one boy with a bloody nostril when he hit him within the face, based on the paperwork.
Kirsty Woods stated her boyfriend was the final to see Mariah Woods alive when the little woman awoke round midnight on Nov. 26.
The mom, who awoke the subsequent morning to seek out Mariah lacking from her mattress, reported her daughter lacking on Nov. 27.
An Amber Alert was issued, and investigators discovered Mariah’s physique on Dec. 2 in a distant a part of Pender County after an in depth search that concerned lots of of volunteers.