WASHINGTON: In what is being termed as the most shocking crime, a US army doctor has been accused of raping one of his twin daughters before strangling her to death.
Officer named Christopher Paul Conway, 22, was charged with aggravated rape and homicide after his nine-month-old daughter was rushed to hospital with injuries consistent with being raped, the Sun reported.
Police were called to a property at 7.19am on Tuesday, November 14, to help administer CPR to the child. But shortly after she was taken to Tennova Health Care, she was pronounced dead at 8am.
Detectives now believe the child was sexually assaulted before a cord was wrapped around her neck, strangling her to death.
His bail was set at $100,000 for the rape charge, but he was denied bail for the homicide charge. If found guilty, he could face the death penalty.
Conway allegedly confessed to police, admitting to raping and killing his daughter. Jim Knoll, of the Clarksville Police Department said: ‘The father was charged with the crime of criminal homicide and aggravated rape and has been booked into the Montgomery County Jail.’ The girl’s twin sister has since been removed from the home and placed in foster care.
According to his Facebook page, Conway is married and is a doctor in the US Army.
Conway is due to appear in court on November 21.