Sheriff: Toddler sexually assualted and beaten, in care of babysitter at time
There's new information in the case of a two-year-old allegedly being sexually assaulted. Deputies now say that toddler was also beaten and was in the care of a babysitter at the time of the assault. It allegedly happened at the babysitter's house in Tarboro.
The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office said 41-year-old Cirilo Torido-Bastida of Macclesfield faces two counts of forcible sex offense and one count of assault inflicting serious bodily injury. He is jailed under an $855,000 secured bond.
The sheriff's office also said 20-year-old Chelsey Elane Speight of Tarboro is charged with accessory after the fact on all three counts and is jailed under a $355,000 secured bond.
A statement from the sheriff's office said Speight was babysitting the toddler and her sister for a friend on Nov. 3. When the mother returned, the 2-year-old had been beaten. The other child was unharmed.
The toddler is recovering at her grandmother's house.
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