Parents of Liberian girl are facing charges

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PHOENIX - There is developing news in the case of an eight-year-old Liberian girl allegedly gang raped here in the Valley.

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Parents facing charges - The parents of an 8-year-old girl allegedly raped by a group of boys are now facing charges of child abuse.

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The four boys accused in her attack are not the only ones facing charges.

Investigators are going after everyone who has allegedly hurt that little girl, including her own parents.

Police have filed child abuse charges with the county attorney's office.

They're not releasing the names of the suspects but we have confirmed they are the parents of the 8-year old victim.

3TV also uncovered new police reports with disturbing descriptions of that alleged abuse.

3TV went to the parent's house to ask the father about the most recent abuse allegations.

The father told us he was unaware of the police investigation against him.

One that started after investigators say four boys ranging in age from 9 to 14 gang raped his eight-year-old daughter in an apartment shed. All of the boys are Liberian refugees.

CPS took the child away after police reports stated the father blamed her for the alleged rape saying it was her fault and that he didn't care if she ever returned.

Officers say the mother tried to drag her inside by the ear.

"We did not arrest them because we believe at this point the child is not in harm's way, she is in a safe place, however based upon the information that we have we will seek the charges," Phoenix police.

Phoenix police tell us they've gone to the apartment complex at least four times before, all from people calling in to say they've seen the young girl wandering the complex, alone.? Often times at night and sometimes even begging for food.

In fact, over the last few years we've learned there here have been eight calls to CPS.

We found this Glendale police report where school administrators called saying the child showed up to class with cuts and bruises on her face.

When officers went to the home witnesses told them they had seen the mother hitting the child with a closed fist on the top of the head several times.

Others said the parents used a stick to hit her in the face and the back of the head.

Even beat her with a wire.

CPS took the child away for a weekend, got the family counseling and gave her back.

Police have no information that there was any victimization of the other children at home being in any danger.

His child is still with CPS and CPS will not comment on the issue.?