RICHMOND, Va. (AP/WTVR) — Police in Virginia say a 17-month-old girl has died after a violent sexually assaulted at a Richmond hotel.

The girl's mother, Aija Brown, tells news outlets that Nariah Ivy Brown died Friday after being  sexually assaulted two days earlier. She says she left her daughter in a motel room with a man she trusted and returned to find her daughter wounded.

Nariah Brown

This undated photo shows 17-month-old Nariah Ivy Brown. 

She says Nariah was then hospitalized.

"I was giving my baby CPR in the back seat,” Brown told WTVR. "Because I thought she wasn't breathing."

Nariah was Brown’s only child. She was born prematurely and for three months, fought to live.

City police have only said the girl was assaulted. Authorities haven't released Nariah's official cause of death or expanded on the type of assault she suffered. No charges were filed in the girl's death as of Tuesday but a person of interest is in custody..

A vigil was held for the toddler Tuesday night.

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