26-year-old Kristopher Houchin has been arrested and is being held at the Pennington County Jail for the rape and murder of 6-month-old baby Lâ€™Naya Love White, who he was babysitting on June 26th.
Lâ€™Naya was taken to Rapid City Regional Hospital after the allegedÂ rapeÂ where she later died. A preliminary autopsy found she suffered blunt force trauma that resulted in a brain bleed and showed signs of Shaken Baby Syndrome.
A few hours later, the police arrested Houchin on suspicion of rape and child abuse. During his court hearing on June 30th, the prosecutors told Magistrate Judge Matt Brown that Houchin admitted to shaking the infant multiple times.
Houchinâ€™s bond was set at $5 million.