If you’re having one of those moments where you’re wondering if evil really exists, the answer is yes, it does. And if you need proof, you’ll find it in Missouri, where 25-year-old Jessica Lynn Howell invited her boyfriend, whom she knew to be a pedophile, to have sex with her four-month-old daughter. Baby Ashlynn died after Jordan Lafayette Prince sexually tortured and then strangled her to death.
There’s no guesswork involved in this case. Prosecutors in St. Charles County, Missouri, have the text messages Howell sent to inviting him to have sex with her daughter. Prosecuting attorney Tim Lohmar told KTVI News that, “in those text messages, she suggested, she encouraged him to commit some unspeakable acts.”
Ashlynn was sexually assaulted causing multiple tears to her anus, a massive laceration to her rectum with massive hematoma in the area of the pelvis. The injuries to her anus and rectum of Ashlynn were sufficient to eventually cause her death even without the strangulation.