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December 4, 2018: Father Charged With 4-Year-Old Daughter’s Death

Greg Risling, Assistant Chief
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The father of a 4-year-old girl was charged today with her death over the weekend in South Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Charles Richard Lee (dob 4/15/95) was charged in case BA473340 with one count of assault on a child causing death. He is scheduled to be arraigned today in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

Deputy District Attorney Colby Cano of the Complex Child Abuse Section, Family Violence Division, is prosecuting the case.

Prosecutors said the victim was dropped off at her father’s home in the 1500 block of East 42nd Street several weeks ago. Over the course of that time, Lee allegedly physically abused her.

On Dec. 2, paramedics responded to the home where they found the girl unresponsive and took her to a nearby hospital.

If convicted as charged, Lee faces a possible maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.