DALLAS - Dallas police say four relatives beat their pregnant 14-year-old cousin to force her to have an abortion. The girl who is now 16, says a fifth family member is the one who raped her and got her pregnant.
The teen called for help last month, more than two years after the attack.
"Sometime in early 2013, the family members began physically assaulting the victim to the point where the victim gave birth to a stillborn child," Deputy Chief Gil Garza explained. "Family members disposed of the child's remains."
All five family members have been arrested and are locked up at the Dallas County Jail.
22-year-old Robert Joseph Cayald is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.
The cousins, 27-year-old Cedric Jones, 45-year-old Sharon Jones, 25-year-old Cecila McDonald and 27-year-old Lonnell McDonald, are all charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.
Police believe they have arrested everyone involved with this case but are continuing to interview witnesses.
The teen is now in the care of Child Protective Services.
"We want to commend the victim for her bravery in coming forward to report this unbelievable crime," Deputy Garza said.