The trial of the man accused of giving a two-year-old and STD began on Monday.
Tyler Graham is facing trial in Hancock County and is facing three counts: sexual assault, sexual abuse by custodian, and child abuse resulting in serious injury.
He plead not guilty to all three.
A public outcry was heard in the case when Graham was granted bail when the case first broke in February. A rally was held by the group Anonymous in Hancock County in support of the victim in the case, who was referred to as “Baby Jane.”
At the rally, money was collected to donate to the Comfort House in Weirton, which is part of the Hancock and Brooke Counties Child Advocacy Center.
In March, Graham was taken into custody after it was revealed he violated his bond by being in the vicinity of the victim’s house. According to the victim’s mother and grandfather, they saw Graham’s car pull up next to their house. The next day, the victim’s mother filed for a protective order.