The mother whose boyfriend continually raped and impregnated her 10-year-old daughter has pleaded guilty to charges of neglect, aiding child molesting, and assisting a criminal.
Her boyfriend Nicholas Deon Thrash, 34, was sentenced to 160 years imprisonment last Thursday on ten counts. On Tuesday the 33-year-old mother accepted a 20 year prison sentence, to be followed by five years of probation.
The mother will not be named in order to protect the identity of the daughter.
The daughter, now 12, gave birth in 2017 when she was 11 to a baby boy who was placed for adoption. The mother admitted in court that her daughter told her that she was being molested by Thrash, yet she kept them living with him and didn’t report anything to the authorities.
She told her daughter to lie and say a classmate had impregnated her when she discovered her growing bump as she tried on dresses for a school dance. She also moved from Georgia to Indiana with Thrash and kept living him.
Thrash was found guilty of 10 counts of molestation against his girlfriend’s daughter in August this year and sentenced last week. Thrash lied throughout his trial that he did not impregnate her and claimed her mother artificially inseminated her own daughter with his sperm.
He was arrested after another member of the family discovered that the girl was five months pregnant.
Earlier this year, during his trial the girl testified against him. She clutched a stuffed animal to her chest as she told the jury how he had attacked her at least 15 times.
The girl currently lives in foster care.