Family members say man accused of killing Newark baby is innocent

Family members of the man accused of sexually assaulting and murdering a 7-month-old girl in Newark say he is innocent.

Oquan Blake, 24, turned himself into authorities last night. Blake is accused of sexually assaulting and killing Dalaysia Rhymer, the 7-month-old daughter of his girlfriend.

Blake's family arranged his surrender to authorities about five hours after police released his picture to the public.

Sharine Jackson says she left her baby with her mother and her boyfriend last weekend. Jackson said she came home to find her baby unresponsive with rectal and vaginal bleeding. The baby was taken to a hospital and died a few days later.

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