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From Dallas News:

Four relatives were indicted Monday in the forced abortion of a Dallas teen in 2013 who police say was raped by a family member.

Police say the relatives beat and kicked the girl for six hours, leading her to give birth to a stillborn baby, which they then tried to burn on a charcoal grill to cover up their crime.

Cedric Jones, 27, Sharon Lee Jones, 45, Lonnell McDonald, 27, and Cecila McDonald, 25, are all charged with engaging in organized crime. The underlying crime is aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, alleged to be the defendants’ hands and feet, according to the grand jury indictments.

They are accused of beating a then-14-year-old girl who was eight months pregnant at their home in the 1200 block of North Master’s Drive. At the time of the rape, the girl was a virgin, police said.

According to a police affidavit, the relatives pinned the girl’s arms down while Lonnell McDonald sat on her stomach, “repeatedly bouncing up and down.” The family members kicked and punched her stomach as well.

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