17-month-old girl dies after reported sexual assault in Virginia motel room

Nariah Brown (Family photo via WWBT)

RICHMOND, Va. (WTHR) - Police in Virginia are investigating the death of a toddler who was reportedly sexually assaulted.

Relatives of 17-month-old Nariah Brown was assaulted May 8 at a motel room in Richmond. Her mother reportedly left the girl with a person she knew and trusted, but returned to find her daughter had been assaulted.

According to WWBT-TV, Aija Brown rushed her daughter to the hospital, where she died.

A person of interest has been taken into custody, but charges have not yet been filed.

A vigil was held for Nariah Tuesday evening in Richmond.

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