Mom who let men assault her young daughters in return for drugs shows no remorse as she is sentenced to 20 years
Georgia mom Morgan Summerlin has been sentenced to 20 years in jail with no parole following her pleading guilty.
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Mother of two has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars for allowing men to rape her two daughters, aged five and six, for money. Morgan Summerlin admitted in the court that she took her daughters to the home of 78-year-old, Richard Office, and would wait in the living room while he took his two daughters inside the room.
Richard raped her five-year-old while he asked the six-year-old to massage his feet. After he was done, he reportedly gave each girl a $100 note which was taken by Morgan. The Fulton District Attorney said the girls were told to call Richard 'Pop' and he reportedly gave Morgan drugs. Her attorney told the Fulton Superior Court that Morgan herself was sexually abused as a child and her actions were a consequence of her own trauma.
As reported by Daily Mail, Morgan has been charged with raping and trafficking a person for sexual servitude, cruelty to children and enticing a child for indecent purposes. Meanwhile, Richard found guilty of rape, child molestation, trafficking a person for sexual servitude, enticing a child for indecent purposes and sexual battery. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 146 years.
However, Richard was not the only man who raped the girls. The outlet reports that the girls were also taken to see another man, Alfredo Trejo. Alfredo was convicted of rape, child molestation, sexual battery, enticing a child for indecent purposes, trafficking a person for sexual servitude and aggravated child molestation.
He was sentenced to 25 years in prison and then life on probation. "It is difficult to imagine facts that are more horrific than those found in this case," Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney Irina Khasin said about the case. "I am hoping these two little girls can somehow survive this abuse and grow into healthy adults who can lead a productive and fulfilling life."The girls' grandmother, Teresa Davidson was also found guilty in the case.
The girls reportedly told her about the abuse but she failed to act upon it. She pleaded guilty to cruelty to children after she failed to act when they told her they were being abused. She was sentenced to five years, but one year was struck off as time served and the rest will be served through probation.
Meanwhile, Morgan was sentenced to 20 years without parole and a further 10 years on probation following her release. The children are now in the custody of a family member. Despite being sentenced to 20 years in jail, Morgan showed no signs of remorse as she blew kisses to her family who sat in the courtroom following the sentence. As reported by the National Sexual Violence Resouce Center (NSVRC), One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old.
12.3% of women were age 10 or younger at the time of their first completed rape victimization. It is believed that more than one-third of women who report being raped before age 18 also experience rape as an adult. It is estimated that 325,000 children per year are currently at risk of becoming victims of commercial child sexual exploitation.