Dad accused of drowning baby strapped in car seat gets life

Kaylynn Crawford/Family Photo

BATAVIA, OH (AP) – An Ohio man accused of drowning his 4-month-old daughter in a river while she was strapped in her car seat has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Kaylynn Crawford/Family Photo
Kaylynn Crawford/Family Photo

Clermont County’s prosecutor says 24-year-old Charles Crawford pleaded no contest to an aggravated murder charge and was sentenced Friday in Batavia.

Authorities issued a statewide alert July 31 for Kaylynn Crawford after Charles Crawford told them she was abducted from his car outside a store in Loveland. Investigators say Crawford later confessed to putting her in the river while she was strapped in her car seat.

Police say Crawford led them to the body along the Little Miami River in Miami Township on Aug. 1.

Authorities haven’t commented on a motive.

A message left for Crawford’s attorney wasn’t immediately returned. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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