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Baby Needs Organ Reconstruction After Alleged Rape

06/16/2014 04:07 pm ET | Updated Jun 23, 2014
Valencia County

A New Mexico man faces multiple charges after allegedly locking his girlfriend out of a New Mexico hotel room and raping her 8-month-old daughter.

Julio Iturralde, 27, allegedly abused the baby inside a room at the Los Lunas Inn and Suites in Los Lunas on May 24, the Albuquerque Journal reports, while his girlfriend knocked on the door for several minutes and heard the infant screaming.

When Iturralde finally let Jasmin Davis, 25, in the room, she said she saw a huge amount of blood in her daughter's diaper.

Davis told investigators that she wanted to take her daughter to a doctor, but Iturralde, who she said was smoking meth at the time, would not let her leave the room, according to KOAT. The next day she took the child to a hospital, where doctors contacted the police. Authorities believe that Iturralde sexually assaulted the girl.

Iturralde was arrested last month charged with criminal sexual penetration of a child, false imprisonment and child abuse. Davis, who police say initially lied to police, was arrested Thursday and charged with suspicion of child abuse, tampering with evidence and conspiracy.

Last week, the infant was still hospitalized with surgeons trying to "reconstruct her internal organs," according to KOAT.

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