LOS ANGELES — The father of a 4-year-old girl was charged with her death over the weekend in South Los Angeles.
Charles Richard Lee, 23, was charged with one count of assault on a child causing death.
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 in a bathroom 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.