A mother will go to prison after she was sentenced on Monday for allowing two men to rape her young daughters for drugs and cash.
The woman has been identified as 25-year-old Morgan Summerlin. She was sentenced to 30 years, 20 of which will be served in prison while the balance will be served on probation.
Summerlin admitted to horrifically allowing Richard Office and Alfredo Rejo to rape and abuse her daughters who were then aged 5 and 6. The girls are now 6 and 7.
The mother’s defense lawyer tried to argue that Summerlin herself had been sexually abused as a child, but the judge ruled that what happened to the little girls was “inexcusable.”
According to the authorities, the daughters said Office kissed and touched them. They also said that one of them was raped in the abuser’s Palmetto home. The girls said that after the abuse, Office gave them $100, which their mother immediately took from them.
A prosecutor also said that the girls were instructed to call Office “Pop”. He gave drugs to Summerlin as well in exchange for being allowed to abuse her daughters.
Summerlin pleaded guilty early last month to charges of first-degree cruelty to children, trafficking a person for sexual servitude and enticing a child for indecent purposes.
The men who abused the little girls were convicted as well – Trejo for rape, sexual battery, child molestation. He was sentenced to serve 25 years in prison and life on probation.
A jury found Office also guilty of rape, trafficking a person for sexual servitude, sexual battery and child molestation. A judge sentenced the pedophile to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus 146 additional years.