Police arrested and jailed a firefighter and his girlfriend who allegedly sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl to teach her how to have a baby.
Authorities indicted Argelio Pupo, a 32-year-old Kissimmee firefighter, and Morgan Keene, a 27-year-old real estate broker and Pupo’s girlfriend, with capital sexual battery of a child and other charges.
Girl speaks out about abuse
Police officers who arrived at the couple’s residence in Apopka on November 11 said they received a call about a disturbance in the area.
A resident contacted authorities after Keene’s 7-year-old daughter, who was living with them in the same home, confessed her parents forced her into disturbing sexual acts she refused to do.
First responders to the scene said a witness told them they saw the little girl crying while hiding under a table. The young girl claimed that the sexual attacks the couple committed happened between May 1 and November 12.
Investigators spoke with two witnesses who revealed information about the sexual assaults.
One of the sources gave police video recordings of the girl detailing what her parents did to her. The police report said the firefighter and his girlfriend committed the sexual abuse to teach the young girl how to have a baby, according to Media Entertainment Arts WorldWide.
The affidavit wrote that the abuse began when Pupo allegedly sexually assaulted the 7-year-old girl inside a bedroom with Keene watching. The attack left the young girl bleeding, leading the real-estate broker to help clean her up and prompt her to bathe and go to bed.
The report wrote, “The Victim stated [Keene] was present when this incident occurred and assisted in cleaning up the blood before ultimately telling the Victim to go shower and go to bed,” according to Crime Online.
Neglect of a child
The next day, Keene allegedly talked with a friend who was an obstetrics nurse through text messages.
The suspect inquired about what she described as her own “vaginal tear.” the medical professional urged Keene to visit a doctor. However, she instead brought the young girl to Target to buy a sewing kit.
Later, Keene stitched the victim’s injury using the sewing kit, which she later described to police officers as “hurting really bad.” The suspect’s nurse friend asked if she used lidocaine as a treatment for her injury, but the suspect only responded with, “Nope, lololol.”
When officers questioned Keene, she said that her husband had long been abusive in their relationship and that she has repeatedly tried to leave him.
She added that Pupo previously kicked her in the ribs before using a bag full of rice to hit her in the head after she revealed that she was pregnant.
Both suspects are facing several charges, including the sexual battery of a child, aggravated child abuse, and neglect of a child with great bodily harm, according to 7News.