A 19-year-old man accused of raping a 1-year-old girl earlier this month in a house in Allentown was arraigned Tuesday night, according to a court document.
Shekir Deshawn Thomas of no known address allegedly committed the act about 11:15 a.m. Feb. 4, police said in the court document. The girl's father caught the man making the girl perform a sex act on him, police said.
According to the court document:
Thomas was on the second floor of a home with the girl's father. Thomas went down stairs.
A short time later the father went downstairs to check on his daughter. The father found Thomas and the girl in the kitchen.
Thomas was engaged in a sex act with the girl. When the father asked what was going on, Thomas rushed out the home.
The girl was taken to the hospital and evaluated.
Her father gave police Thomas' name.
Police did not say when or where they arrested Thomas. But on Tuesday, Allentown District Judge David Leh arraigned Thomas on a rape charge and sent him to Lehigh County Prison under $100,000 bail.