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Toddler fighting for life ‘after being sexually tortured by mother’s pedophile boyfriend’

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A 16 month-old boy is critically ill in hospital after being horrendously injured in a sex attack by a pedophile who ‘tortured’ him, police say.

The youngster, who Metro US is not naming to protect his privacy, suffered terrible head trauma, as well as genital and anal tearing.

His mother Kate Elliott, from Chilton County in Alabama said: ‘They have him in a medically induced coma for the moment, but they said that when the pressure and swelling subside they will take everything off and let him wake up on his own.

‘He has tubes and wires running from his little head to his toes.’

Police were called to investigate the youngster’s injuries after he was admitted to hospital with the head injury.

Shaw Wesley Averett, 33, has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing and battering the youngster.

He is believed to have been in a relationship with Elliott at the time of the attack, Al.com reported.

Averett was arrested on July 18, and has now been charged with felony aggravated child abuse and sexual torture.

The alleged child abuser was released from jail on July 19 after posting $90,000 bond, and is due back in court on August 15.

Averett’s lawyer John Robbins strongly denied the allegations against him, saying: ‘The police and the public at large are jumping to conclusions without knowing all the facts,.

‘Shawn denies that he ever hurt (the child) and that he did not cause his injuries.’

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