New investigation for man in custody

August 12, 2009 4:41:02 AM PDT
The man accused of beating and sexually abusing a four-year-old girl is now under investigation for allegedly abusing his own daughter. The girl's mother, Abigail Young, and her boyfriend, Lucas Coe, are each charged with injury to a child. CPS says Coe's biological daughter was with him the night four-year-old Emma Thompson died, and she too showed signs of abuse. CPS received the first abuse allegation a few weeks before Emma died. The agency says Emma's mother denied having a boyfriend.

"We know of Lucas Coe. We know of his history. We know that he's dangerous around children," said Estella Olguin with CPS. "And that's why we didn't allow him to have custody of his own child. So we're very aware of him and that in itself would have been a red flag."

Coe and Young are both in jail. A judge denied bond for Coe, while young was granted a $50,000 bond.

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