A shocking and disturbing verdict was delivered on Thursday as a 26-year-old man from Alabama was found guilty of raping an 18-month-old baby, along with other charges. Cody Ryan Lee Bush has been convicted of first-degree rape of a child under 7, first-degree sodomy of a child under 7, eight counts of possession of child pornography, and five counts of dissemination of child pornography.
The prosecutors presented the evidence of the gruesome crime committed by Bush and planned to introduce evidence that he molested another young girl several years ago when she was between 7 and 9 years old. However, that evidence was not ultimately presented during the trial.
During the trial, the prosecutors tried to show the jury the disturbing evidence found in Bush’s home, including pornographic videos of the young girl. However, the Mobile District Attorney, Keith Blackwood, acknowledged that the presented evidence was hard to see and hard to hear. He expressed his gratitude to the jury for seeing the truth.
After the verdict, Bush was taken into custody and is being held at the Mobile Metro Jail. He will be sentenced on March 20, and according to the law, he will receive an automatic sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
“It’s hard to find words to describe this heinous act. It is a tragedy that an innocent baby was subjected to such a cruel act,” said Blackwood in a statement to the press. “Our justice system has worked to ensure that justice is served, and the perpetrator will be held accountable for his actions.”