Two Arkansas men admit to raping 6-yr-old girl after docs found she had several STIs
Federal prosecutors said in a statement that Demarcus George, 27, and Mario Waters, 33, entered the plea before a federal judge
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS: Two men from Little Rock recently pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a 6-year-old girl. Federal prosecutors said in a statement that Demarcus George, 27, and Mario Waters, 33, entered the plea before a federal judge, and the plea cancels George and Waters' trial. The trial was supposed to begin on November 15.
A six-year-old girl was taken to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in February 2018 with symptoms that later turned out to be caused by several sexually transmitted diseases, federal prosecutors said. The girl later revealed that the two men allegedly raped her in a hotel room. Law enforcement reportedly located a hotel that matched the description that the child had provided. As per financial records from the hotel, the victim's mother had rented a room and paid with a credit card in March 2018. The girl was subsequently removed from the custody of the mother.
Search warrants were later obtained by officers for George and Waters’ blood and urine, which showed that both of them tested positive for the sexually transmitted diseases that were contracted by the girl. Conspiracy to commit human trafficking of a minor can be punishable by any term of imprisonment up to life, and not less than five years of supervised release.
In another recent incident, three people from eastern Louisiana were taken into custody for human trafficking and rape in connection with the alleged sex trafficking and abuse of an 11-year-old girl over a span of about four years. Law enforcement authorities have clarified the names of the three residents. They are Everett West, 41, Dina Guidry, 56, and Bobby Tisdale, 38. Two of these were parents or guardians of the girl.
All three were arrested and taken into police custody on Monday, November 8, after Vernon Parish authorities conducted a long probe into the sexual abuse accusations. Sheriff Sam Craft, who is overseeing the investigation, stated that the victim conversed with investigators, Department of Family Services workers and a pediatric physician so far. The abuse had happened several times from when the child was just 8 years old and continued till she was 11.
The sheriff added that the victim also said that the suspects were involved “in the rampant use” of illicit drugs within the house, as per KPLC-TV. Investigators concluded that the suspects gave sexual contact with the girl child to several people in exchange for money or illegal drugs. According to the sheriff, the victim told detectives that one of the major suspects, Guidry, was present on various occasions while she was being attacked.