A man and woman have been arrested after police discovered they drugged a four-year-old child and photographed her being raped, it emerged today.
Jacob L. Singleton, 33, and Cecilia D. Lower, 30, from Ohio, were arrested on October 23 by Barberton police in connection with the July incidents.
It is believed Singleton stole a prescription antidepressant and sleeping aid from a family member and gave it to Lower to administer to the child.
Jacob L. Singleton, 33, and Cecilia D. Lower, 30, from Ohio, were arrested on October 23 by Barberton police and charged with rape and pandering obscenities.
He then instructed her to 'engage in sexual contact of various measures' with the girl, photograph the activity and forward the images to his cellphone, police said.
Lower is charged with two counts of rape and a single count of pandering obscenities involving a minor. Singleton is charged with complicity to rape and pandering obscenities.
They are both being held on $1 million bond, according to NewsNet5.
Court records indicate they may also have given another prescription medication of some description to another young person. It is unknown if the second child was also abused sexually.
Detectives said they obtained a search warrant for each suspect’s residence and recovered cellphones, sexual devices and drugs.