The day after Dallas police arrested four people they accuse of a nauseating six hour ordeal that involved, kicking, beating and giving drugs to a 14-year-old girl in order to induce an abortion, authorities announced the arrest of the relative whose alleged rape of the victim led to her pregnancy.
Robert Joseph Cayald, 22, has been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. Cayald has been given a $25,000 bond.
On Tuesday, police charged Cedric Jones, 27; Sharon Jones, 45; Cecila McDonald, 25; and Lonnell McDonald, 27 with organized criminal activity for the forced abortion attack on the unnamed victim. They are each being held on $150,000 bond.
Sharon Jones is the mother of both Cedric Jones and Cecila McDonald; Cecila is married to Lonnell McDonald. The victim was Sharon Jone’s niece.
The alleged rape happened in 2012 and the alleged forced abortion took place in 2013, but neither crime was reported until last month. The unnamed victim who was allegedly raped by Cayald was eight months pregnant when the Joneses and McDonalds allegedly “took matters into their own hands,” according to a press conference by Dallas police. Cecila McDonald was reportedly worried that if the girl’s rape and pregnancy was discovered that Child Protective Services might take away McDonald’s children, since the alleged assault had apparently taken place at her house. The McDonalds had four children of their own ranging from ages 3 to 9, and the alleged victim had a brother and sister.
Police said when the family members decided to force the abortion on the victim, Sharon Jones gave her a variety of drugs including birth control pills and Plan B contraceptives. Then authorities allege Cecila McDonald held the victim down while her husband sat on the victim’s abdomen while “repeatedly bouncing up and down.” Police say Sharon Jones told the agonized victim to “shut up” and that the attack didn’t stop until the girl was bleeding heavily.
After the girl gave birth to a stillborn baby, the police say the family attempted to unsuccessfully burn the baby on a charcoal grill. When that desecration failed, Sharon Jones allegedly paid her son Cedric $25 to dispose of the baby in a plastic bag.
The baby’s body has not been found.
The Dallas Morning News spoke with neighbors of the McDonalds who said they seemed like good parents, but reported “neighbors said there was something off with (alleged rapist) Cayald, whom they called creepy.” This corroborates what a woman on Facebook who claims to have gone to school with Cayald wrote:
He’s not all there, he used to be the kid in special education while we was in school. (…) he would follow females in school. If you tell him to do something he would do it without hesitation.
Breitbart Texas has found the Facebook pages of a number of the alleged perpetrators, including two pages (here and here) for Cayald, Cedric Jones and a man, also named Cedric Jones, who appears to be married to Sharon Jones. These Facebook pages intersect: for example, Cayald is friends with the younger Cedric Jones and in a photo on Cayald’s page posted in January 2013, the older Cedric Jones says “I see ya Kinfolk…”
Another Facebook Page that reports news from the Pleasent Grove neighborhood where the horrific incident allegedly occurred shows that commenters there have no sympathy for the alleged perpetrators; many comments called for death sentences.
The photo shown are taken from the Facebook pages of Cayald and suspect Cedric Jones and the older Cedric Jones, apparently shown with Sharon Jones.