Harrison Twp. man accused of raping 2-year-old girl on Christmas Eve

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

A Harrison Twp. man is accused of sexually assaulting a 2-year-old girl after the child’s mother found blood in the girl’s diaper on Christmas Eve.

Demonte Lavon Heard, 21, was arraigned Thursday in Vandalia Municipal Court for rape. He is held on $500,000 bond in the Montgomery County Jail.

On Christmas Eve, the victim’s mother reportedly found blood in the child’s diaper after picking her up from a babysitter. When the mother asked the babysitter what happened, she didn’t know but said Heard had been alone with the child for hours, according to an affidavit.

The mother called police and the girl was taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital for treatment. A doctor confirmed the girl’s injuries were consistent with sexual or physical abuse, according to court documents.

Police arrested Heard on Tuesday on Dennison Avenue in Dayton. During an interview with police, Heard admitted to sexually assaulting the child, according to court records.

“Heard said he had to do it and didn’t know why,” the affidavit read.

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