Courtesy of New York Post: [https://nypost.com/2019/12/22/accused-pedophile-charged-with-killing-9-year-old-girl-with-chloroform/]
Dicember 22 / 2019
An accused pedophile killed a 9-year-old girl by giving her chloroform while trying to sexually assault her in a disturbing makeshift tent, according to an affidavit in Colorado.
Jeff Beagley, 34, had called 911 after finding the unidentified girl lifeless on Nov. 9, his screams waking up the girl’s mother who was elsewhere in the Grand Junction house, according to The Daily Sentinel, citing an arrest affidavit.
The girl died at the scene — with the cause of death later shown to be a fatal oral dose of chloroform, which is often used as a knock-out drug to facilitate sexual assault, police say.
Officers later found a bottle of chloroform with a rag in a disturbing makeshift tent inside a shed that had computers and cameras — and a heated area with blankets and pillows, according to the affidavit.
There were sex toys, masks and lubricants in the tent along with drops of blood, First Coast News also said of details from the affidavit.
Officers also found a thumb drive with “a lot of child porn” on it, the document says, saying there were 1,120 pictures and 73 videos, including some seemingly taken from a hidden camera.
Some of the photos and videos were of the 9-year-old victim, the report says, with no details given of their exact nature.
Other images allegedly depicted adult men having intercourse with female children with Beagley’s face inserted to replace the abuser’s, according to the documents.
In interviews, Beagley admitted to buying the chloroform, but he insisted it was for making Hemp. He denied knowing what was on the computers and thumb drive and denied any sexual activity in the shed, the affidavit said.
Beagley was charged earlier this month with first-degree murder, reckless manslaughter and child abuse resulting in death, police said in a release.
Other charges included attempted sex assault on a child by one in a position of trust, sexual exploitation of children and invasion of privacy for sexual gratification.
Beagley is being held without bond in the Mesa County Detention Facility. A court hearing is set for Dec. 31.