A 3-year-old Georgia girl has died after she was sexually assaulted and beaten, authorities said.
According to WALB-TV, the Albany girl died at 12:15 p.m. Saturday at an Atlanta hospital, where she had been on a ventilator, authorities said.
Albany police responded to the girl's home for an "unknown problem." When officers arrived, Gregory Parker, 20, said his stepdaughter was "unresponsive," police said. Emergency personnel transported the girl to the hospital.
Investigators said the girl "had been severely beaten and sexually assaulted," according to the news release.
"The child had injuries to her vaginal area, ribs, along with swollen hands and unknown trauma to her head," the release said. "She appeared to have old wounds, as well."
Parker, 20, was arrested and charged with rape, aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy, aggravated battery and first-degree child cruelty, authorities said. The girl's mother, 19-year-old Crystal Brooks, also faces charges of aggravated battery, battery, first-degree child cruelty and giving a false statement.