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poppi worthington inquest: expert casts doubt on abuse theory

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poppi worthington inquest: expert casts doubt on abuse theory

image copyrightfamily photoimage caption some important items were lost or never recovered, including poppi's last nappy and her pyjama bottoms, the inquest heard an expert witness has cast doubt on suggestions toddler poppi worthington was sexually abused in the hours before her death.dr nat cary, a consultant forensic pathologist, told the inquest there was no clear-cut evidence of trauma implying third-party involvement.his evidence contradicted the findings of dr alison armour, who was called as a witness earlier in the week.poppi died suddenly at a house in barrow on 12 december 2012.no-one has been prosecuted.although he did not carry out his own post-mortem examination, dr cary said he had formed his opinion after studying photographs and slides.he told the hearing in kendal he discounted dr armour's assertion that marks found near poppi's fallopian tube were bruises from sexual penetration.dr cary said they were "of no consequence" and would have occurred naturally in the five days between the youngster's death and her examination by dr armour.although he said he could not "absolutely exclude" penetration, dr cary said he would have "expected very obvious injury and there wasn't anything of the sort".he said he could not be sure how the 13-month-old had died.there could have been an "element of asphyxia" but there was no sign she had struggled against restraint, he said."just because you don't find a natural cause it doesn't mean there isn't o...