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Man Arrested For Raping His Infant Daughter, Then Brutally Murdering Her

A 9-month-old girl was pronounced dead on Tuesday morning. Her father is in custody.

Nov 15, 2017

Clarksville, TN – A baby girl was raped and strangled at a Clarksville residence on Tuesday morning, police say.

Authorities have arrested the 9-month-old baby’s father, Christopher Paul Conway, 22, on charges of Homicide and Aggravated Rape of a Child, Clarksville Online reported.

Clarksville Police spokesman Jim Knoll said that at 7:19 am on Tuesday, officers responded to a 911 medical call. The caller reported that CPR was being performed on a child.

When emergency personnel arrived, the infant was immediately transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 8 am, the Leaf-Chronicle said.

Homicide detectives learned that the baby had been sexually assaulted. She died after a cord was wrapped around her neck, strangling her.

Conway confessed to the rape and murder of his daughter during an interview with investigators, and was arrested at approximately 4:20 am on Wednesday.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

According to Department of Children Services spokesman Rob Johnson, the victim’s twin sister was placed into foster care as a result of the girl’s murder, the Leaf-Chronicle reported.

Johnson said he does not believe the family has a history of prior contact with the Department of Children Services.

According to Conway’s Facebook page, he is a married Army combat medic and the father of twin girls.

He listed the U.S. Army as his employer on police records, the Leaf-Chronicle said.

Conway was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on charges of Homicide and Aggravated Rape of a Child.

His bond has been set at $100,000 for the count of rape.

Because Conway could face the death penalty for killing his daughter, the court denied bond on the count of homicide, the Leaf-Chronicle said.

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HollyMatkin - November Thu, 2017

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