DA’NIYAH MARIE JACKSON

Pittsburgh Police have charged Clinton Smith, 30, with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, rape and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child.

HEARING POSTPONED FOR MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT

PITTSBURGH (KDKA).

November 30, 2007.

A preliminary hearing set today for the man accused in the assault of a 10-month-old child has been postponed.

Clinton Smith, 30, of Troy Hill, is accused in the physical and sexual assault of his girlfriend’s young daughter earlier this month.

His preliminary hearing has now been moved to December 19th.

Smith is facing several charges including rape, aggravated assault, involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, reckless endangerment and child endangerment.

Police say Smith told them he and his 2-year-old son were the only ones home with the child the entire day while the girl’s mother was at work, but he could not explain how she got hurt.

 

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http://kdka.com/local/Clinton.Smith.hearing.2.599392.html

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A TIMELINE IN THE SHORT LIFE OF LITTLE DA’NIYAH JACKSON

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BABY GIRL FIGHTS FOR LIFE AFTER SEXUAL ASSAULT

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ―

November 16, 2007

A local man is facing some very serious charges today as a young child fights for her life after police say the man assaulted her in their home on Thursday.

Authorities say it all started around 10pm Thursday when paramedics were called to Herman Street in Troy Hill for a report of an unresponsive child.

When the medics arrived, investigators report that they found a 10-month old girl in cardiac arrest and when they noticed signs of abuse police were also called to the home.

According to police, the child was both physically and sexually assaulted.

Police say they have arrested 30-year-old Clinton Smith, the live-in boyfriend of the child’s mother.

He is being charged with aggravated assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, reckless endangerment and child endangerment.

“They live at the address together,” said Lt. Kevin Kraus, of the Pittsburgh Police Department. “From what we understand, she [the child’s mother] left for work sometime in the morning and returned at approximately 9:30, a quarter till 10. She came in, checked on the baby, found her to be unresponsive and immediately called 911.”

The baby is now being treated at Children’s Hospital, where she is reportedly in extremely critical condition.

Officials say she is suffering from head trauma and possible brain damage.

http://kdka.com/local/assault.Clinton.Smith.2.569414.html

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ASSAULTED 10-MONTH-OLD CHILD FIGHTS FOR HER LIFE

November 16, 2007

TROY HILL (KDKA) ―

A 10-month-old girl from Troy Hill is fighting for her life after her mother’s live-in boyfriend allegedly attacked her.

Pittsburgh Police have charged Clinton Smith, 30, with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, rape and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child.

Investigators say the baby was beaten and sexually assaulted.

KDKA

Daniyah Jackson

Police are expected to charge Clinton Smith, 30, with

Thursday night, the baby’s mother returned home from work to find her child unresponsive and immediately called 911. According to a police affidavit, the little girl hadn’t been breathing for about a half an hour when she arrived at the hospital.

Aside from the trauma of the sexual assault, the baby had bruises on her face, arms, legs and chest.

Police say Smith told them he and his two-year-old son were the only ones home with the baby the entire day and has no idea how the baby became injured.

Authorities checked Smith’s son and found no evidence of trauma. Meantime, the baby is listed in critical condition at Children’s Hospital.

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YOUNG VICTIM OF ASSAULT DIES AT HOSPITAL

November 17, 2007

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ―

Officials say the young girl who was the victim of a brutal assault in her Troy Hill home earlier this week has died.

According to officials, the 10-month-old girl died just after 3:30pm today at Children’s Hospital.

Investigators say that the girl was the victim of both physical and sexual assault.

Police have arrested Clinton Smith, 30, who is the live-in boyfriend of the child’s mother.

He is facing several serious charges including aggravated assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, reckless endangerment and child endangerment.

Police say the child was first discovered unresponsive by her mother on Thursday night.

When the medics arrived at the scene, investigators report that they found the child in cardiac arrest and when they noticed signs of abuse police were also called to the home.

An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday.

http://kdka.com/local/child.assault.victim.2.570471.html

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Da'Niyah Marie Jackson
Da’Niyah Marie Jackson

 

The child's mother found the baby unresponsive in their home on Herman Street in the Troy Hill section of the city.
The child’s mother found the baby unresponsive in their home on Herman Street in the Troy Hill section of the city.

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Clinton Smith
Clinton Smith

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HOMICIDE CHARGES FILED IN 10-MONTH-OLD’S DEATH

November 19, 2007

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ―

A 10-month-old child beaten and sexually abused on Friday passed away over the weekend. 

Now, the man accused of assaulting Da’Niyah Jackson is facing homicide charges.

Clinton Smith, 30, has already been charged with rape, aggravated assault, involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, reckless endangerment and child endangerment.

Police say that Smith was watching the child while her mother, Latoya Jackson, was working.

Smith told investigators that he and his 2-year-old son were the only ones with the Da’Niyah at the time of the incident but he could not explain how she got hurt. 

Police say the child was so badly beaten they didn’t know if she would make it through the weekend.

Da’Niyah died Saturday afternoon from abdominal injuries and blunt force trauma to the abdomen.

Meanwhile, Smith remains in the Allegheny County Jail without bond.

KDKA’s Alison Morris reports that this is not Smith’s first run-in with the law.

He was arrested for simple assault in September and had two protection from abuse orders filed against him in 2002 and 2006. 

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http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07324/835312-53.stm 

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/cityregion/s_543719.html

 

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16 responses to “DA’NIYAH MARIE JACKSON

  1. christ almighty. my heart is broken for the mother and that poor child.

  2. Victor

    Sometimes I wonder why anyone would want to even bring children into this world that we are living in. When a beautiful, innocent baby is destroyed this way…it really makes me wonder sometimes.

  3. dont killa innocent baby !

  4. Divine Purpose

    Please, does anyone have any updates on the asshole who did this? I want to follow this closely to see just what his fate will be.

    I’ll tell you what I feel the punishment should always be, and screw it if its deemed too harsh, edit if you must… These animals should be castrated with a blunt rusty knife, and no drugs.

    I cannot believe someone, a GROWN MAN at that, would do this to a baby…. Not that a girl much older deserves it either, but a baby? It sickens me.

  5. Missy

    First & foremost I wld like 2 send my condolence to the Mother & Family of the 10 month old victim. I don’t believe this is the 1st & probably won’t be the last something this heinous has transpired at the hands of a psycho. But Women & Men please be extra cautious in observing the interaction your mates have w/ your children. There are warning signs that go unnoticed please adhere to the signs. I’m sure this man as creepy as he looks was abnormal around this little innocen angel. God will Reign

  6. Pearadise

    I feel the same way Divine purpose feels, he is luck that it wasn’t my daughter.
    Because before the police could arrest him I would have had his a$$ some where suffering.
    How in the hell he could do this to a precious harmless child.
    Then have his own son there wacthing all this, they need to let me in his jail cell for 20mins.

  7. ShatteredAF

    I am so sorry to hear about this presious little angel. She is so beautiful and so innocent. I cannot even imagine how the mother and family feel. I am crying while typing this note. I have a five-month girl and just to imagine this happening to her is very upsetting. (Crying) I hope that the judge has NO MERCY on him!! To the mother and family of this angel joy will come in the morning and the LORD can take care of people far better than any of us can!!! Just pray… and everything WILL be okay.

  8. MY PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY OF A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE ANGEL WHO DIDNT DESERVE ANY OF THIS. I COULDNT IMAGINE HOW THE FAMILY MUST FEEL. HE WILL DEFINITELY GET HIS IN PRISON.

  9. Des

    This just doesn’t make any sense at all. They need to hang his azz for real. A beautiful lil girl like that and he has taken her away from life. He cheated her and that’s cold. People like that really need some help cause it’s gonna happen somewhere else to another lil girl and that’s the sad part. sentence him to death so he can burn in hell for that.

  10. shena

    i am speechless. i don’t think there is anything to say here at all. i am in deep prayer for lil da’niyah’s soul – but we already know that god has made her into an angel. but the the culprit’s name is not even worth me typing it — he will burn and have sleepless nights for the rest of his days here on earth and then he has to face judgement day for his eternal persecution!

  11. Tikie

    Many prayers are going out for this family, the Lord will show himself in this situation. Stay strong and rely on God. I know you guys are still mourning , but be patient and trust in the Lord…he’ll make a way for your family to bring goodness out of this situation. There’s someone else who maybe going through this already or is about to, just pray.

  12. michele

    this is where the legal system needs to apply the most severest of punishment. rape of a child is worse then murder because they are left walking dead after something like this ., They dont ever recover , and in this case this child was raped and murdered . my god what gets in the head of people like this . sad thing is there is NO HELP for them they need to be put to sleep or put away not to have any relations with any one ever. this is barbaric and worse then animal behavior .
    totally inhumane and evil and taht crap about they cant help themselves inexcusable, they should be subject to the worst of punishment. The absolute worse. Gilrs are not safe anywhere not any where in the world what an awesome shame to the male species. I know boys are raped to and i dont minimize that , but girls are especially never safe around men . my heart hurts for this child and her mother if she had no idea..

  13. Condolence to the precious child’s family. This is so very sad. Why would the mother let that beast babysit her baby? I would never let any man sit with my children. My children are now adults. The only person I had ever let baby sit my children were my mother and grandparents, “Heavenly Father” Rest Their Souls.
    He is indeed not worth the remaining of his life. She was an innocent little baby girl, at 10 months old. She did not deserve to be physically nor sexually abuse by any person. This is a damn shame!
    If something would have happened to my daughter and or son’s, his sorry azz would have belonged to me! The abuse he imposed on that baby should be done to him, let him feel some pain he inflicted on that poor innocent defenseless baby.
    Young women learn a lesson from this, do not let any man babysit your babies, no job is worth any child’s life or children.
    God Bless the family.

  14. I can not believe this. I was sent this through an email… I can not believe that someone can do such a thing. My thoughts and prayers are with this child’s mom and family….

  15. Child care needs and costs must be #1. When a
    person will leave a child all alone ( with any person). Just to save funds…Or because there is no money to pay.. why does not the state pay for real child care for working
    parents… We don’t know the IQ of him or the mother. I am not saying it’s all the Mother;s felt. Goverment funding, child care needs available, and probation
    must some how learn to work together. Keeping people like him from other babies and children.

    If women are to return to work after they have babies and leave small children. Why isn’t the state helping the mothers?? Mothers for low paying jobs can’t pay for daycare. Walfare needs to fully pay the fees for child care. And to keepful of all care givers.. Working with a data bank some how.

    Everyone is not fit to keep nor handle kids. He had a police record and police report. It was clear he had mental problems. Where was a probation
    officer?,where was the paroll board? Why did not the neighbors report things to the police depart. If anyone felt these kids are not safe.

  16. Evelyn

    I can’t believe someone will hurt a beautiful baby like that. what was he thinking, and his own son was there. what a F_ _KING COWARD. Hope he gets his in jail but worse. OMG i couldn’t be a cop he would of never made it to the jail.My condolences to the mother and family. She was an angel and god will take care of her. ; ( He will pay…

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