GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A man and his daughter are being held on charges murder, cruelty to children and cruelty to a physically disabled person, after the body of a 15-month-old girl was brought to a Georgia hospital Tuesday, reports CBS affiliate WGCL.
Police said Calvin Mcintosh, 44, brought his unresponsive daughter, Alcenti, to Northside Hospital in Sandy Springs, Ga., Tuesday. She was declared dead on arrival and police were called.
Due to Alcenti's physical appearance, it was quickly determined by medical personnel that her death was most likely due to neglect and abuse, according to police.
Officers went to the Extended Stay hotel where Mcintosh said he lived and found three other children, ages 5, 3 and 3. They were severely malnourished and were in need of medical attention, police said.
Also in the room was Mcintosh's 23-year-old daughter, and another woman, 21.
She was lying on the floor wrapped in blankets and was in desperate need of medical attention, police said. She weighed only 59 pounds.
Investigators said Calvin Mcintosh fathered two children with his daughter, and two children with the other woman, one of them being Alcenti.
Calvin Mcintosh ordered his daughter to deprive the other woman and the children of food if they were disobedient, police said.
The Gwinnett County Medical Examiner ruled starvation as the cause of death for 1-year-old Alcenti.
Police said they believe the 21-year-old victim was deprived of food for the past few months.
Investigators said they also discovered "copious amounts of literature and notes in reference to ritualistic behavior and the Nuwaubian Nation of Moors, an Islam-based cult which is known for being a sovereign group."
The three surviving children were deprived and are in state custody. The 21-year-old woman remains in the hospital in serious condition undergoing medical treatment.
Investigators arrested and charged Calvin Mcintosh and his 23-year-old daughter with felony murder, malice murder, cruelty to children, and cruelty to a physically disabled adult.
Calvin Mcintosh was also charged with rape, incest, and aggravated sodomy against the daughter.
Both are being held in the Gwinnett County Jail without bond.