A one-year-old is dead after being sexually assualted

30-year-old Cody Johnson is accused of sexually assaulting a 1-year-old girl while her mother was at work Saturday

The one-year-old child was pronounced dead at St. Francis Hospital, Sunday evening.

Officials say her death was caused by injuries inflicted from physical and sexual abuse.

Johnson is now also being held on a child abuse murder complaint.


Locked inside the Tulsa County Jail is 30-year-old Cody Johnson. Tulsa Police said he was arrested early Sunday morning, accused of sexually abusing his girlfriend's one-year-old daughter.

The news spread and it caught LaVell Harris' attention. Harris is the president of "Save Our Youth"a local organization against child abuse.

"We got to let the predators know that we're not scared of them," said Harris.

An arrest and booking report said Johnson was the sole person responsible for the child while the girlfriend was at work.

The report said the one-year-old was found unresponsive from numerous facial contusions and also had bruising and bleeding from the genitals.

When interviewed by detectives, the report said the only explanation Johnson gave them about the child's injuries was that she slipped on her pajamas and fell on a toy. Detectives arrested Johnson and transported him to the county jail following the questioning.

Harris said unfortunately he has seen cases like this before, but has plans to stop it.

"Get laws changed and get these predators off the streets, that's my main goal, because they get a slap on the wrist and they back on the streets to do it again," said Harris.

Johnson is being held on a $200,000 bond. He faces charges including sexual abuse to a minor.

Harris said his group, SOY, will continue fighting to lock away predators for good.

"What we're trying to do is to get people to speak up about it. It takes us, we gon' have to do it, they can't do it. We got to protect our kids they can't do it themselves.

The Tulsa County website shows Johnson has a court date set for both offenses on Dec. 14, 2015.

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