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Father charged with rape, murder of infant daughter in Clarksville, Tennessee

Dad charged with rape, murder of infant daughter
Christopher Conway
Christopher Conway

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. --- A 22-year-old man was arrested early Wednesday and charged with raping and killing his 9-month-old daughter.

At 7:19 a.m. Tuesday, police went to Cindy Jo Court, responding to a medical call of CPR in progress, according to a news release from Clarksville Police spokesman Jim Knoll. They found an unresponsive 9-month-old girl who was taken to Tennova Health Care and pronounced dead at around 8 a.m.

Homicide detectives determined that the infant had been sexually assaulted and that a cord was wrapped around her neck, causing her death. Furthermore, they determined that the child's father, Christopher Paul Conway, 22, was responsible for these acts, Knoll said.

Conway was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on $100,000 bond for the rape charge. For the murder charge, bond had not been set as of early Wednesday. 

Conway's Facebook page indicates he's an Army combat medic from Grand Bay, Alabama, and is the married father of twin girls. Neighbors confirmed the girls were twins, and a vehicle with Alabama plates was in the driveway.

Wednesday morning, the yard was marked by two things: A white cutout Nativity silhouette of Joseph, Mary and Jesus in a manger, and the remnants of crime scene tape ripped from a fire hydrant.

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