3-year-old girl assaulted as an infant 2 years ago is found dead

Victoria Kathryn Nicole Marchyotti. She was born Kate Cawvey.

A Jefferson County child who was assaulted when she was an infant was found dead Monday morning in her home.

3-year-old Victoria Kathryn Nicole Marchyotti was found unresponsive at her home on Empie Road in the Town of Lyme around 6 a.m. Monday. Her adoptive parents called 911. The little girl was unable to be resuscitated and was pronounced dead.

State Police have not said exactly how the child died.

The child, whose birth name was Kate Cawvey, was previously assaulted in 2011 and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Police say the investigation into her death will include facts relating to the 2011 assault.

In March of 2012, Kelly Keegan was found guilty of first and second degree assault and sentenced to 25 years in prison for assaulting the girl while babysitting her at their home just outside Three Mile Bay.