Baltimore police are investigating how an 18-month-old girl contracted gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease, and are trying to determine whether a family acquaintance is responsible, according to a department spokesman.
No criminal charges have been filed. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said detectives are focusing on a suspect based on statements from the infant's parents. "We are working as fast as we can with the Baltimore Child Abuse Center," Guglielmi said.
He said the baby could undergo a test today to determine if she was raped. Guglielmi said detectives have already consulted the city state's attorney's office, and charges could be issued after the test is complete.