Arrest made in death of 10-month-old

October 18, 2008 4:57:36 PM PDT
A 22-year-old Newark man has been charged in connection with the death of a 10-month-old girl.Police arrested Everett Sheppard late Friday night and charged him with aggravated assault, aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

The unidentified girl was discovered at an apartment Friday afternoon in cardiac arrest and taken to University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The infant's mother, 19-year-old Sheila Troutman, was questioned but not charged.

Police say Sheppard is Troutman's live-in boyfriend. He was being held without bail.

The girl's 2-year-old sibling was taken into custody by the Division of Youth and Family Services and found to be in good physical condition.

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