A 33-year-old woman pleaded guilty in Indiana - to charges that she helped her boyfriend, Nicholas Thrash, sexually abuse her then 10-year-old daughter. Nicholas is not the girl's father.
The girl, now 12, told authorities that Thrash had sex with her up to 15 times while in Marion. The girl became pregnant at 10 years old.
In May 2017, Hand discovered that her daughter was pregnant while she was trying on dresses. Although the mother knew that Thrash was the father of her daughter’s child, she told the young girl to tell people that she was impregnated by a classmate.
The horrible mom, Jennifer Hand, pleaded guilty to charges of neglect, aiding in child molestation and assisting a criminal and agreed to accept a 20-year prison sentence and five years of probation.
The woman also agreed to have no contact with her now-12-year-old daughter, until the girl’s counselor “deems it appropriate.”
Nicholas plead guilty also, and is receiving 160 years in prison on 10 counts of child molestation.
The mom took the stand in open court on Tuesday, and gave stunning details about the molestation of her daughter. She told the court that she knew Nicholas was molesting her, daughter, but she continued to allow the man to live with them.
Jennifer told the court that she believed that Nicholas would "leave her" if she confronted him about abusing her 10 year old daughter.
According to authorities, some of the molestation occurred when the child was as young as 8-years-old, during their time in Georgia.
The girl is now in foster care. She gave birth to a son, fathered by Nicholas in 2017. The little boy was placed for adoption.