A Georgia mom has admitted to letting multiple men, including one who was 78, rape her two young daughters for money, authorities announced Friday.
Morgan Summerlin, 25, pleaded guilty April 26 to charges of cruelty to children, trafficking a person for sexual servitude and enticing a child for indecent purposes charges, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office said. She will be sentenced June 4. According to Georgia law, she could face more than 50 years in prison.
In April 2017, Summerlin’s two daughters, who were 5 and 6, lived with temporary legal guardians because Summerlin was jailed in Florida for an unrelated case. She had been charged with three counts of DUI with property damage, a count of DUI with serious injury and three counts of child abuse after she crashed into two stopped cars with three small children in her car, according to the Panama City News Herald. The children were hurt in the crash. It is not clear if they were Summerlin’s children.
When the two daughters were with their legal guardians, they said a man they called "Pop" had touched their private parts and rubbed his body against the 5-year-old so harshly that she bled from her genitals in the man's Palmetto, Georgia home.
The sisters said their mother took them to men’s homes to be raped and molested for cash. The girls also said, according to the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, that “Pop” gave their mom drugs.
“Pop” was a 78-year-old man named Richard Office (pictured above at right), who was convicted May 1 of rape, trafficking a person for sexual servitude, child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes, and sexual battery. He was sentenced to life in prison.
Office at one point raped the younger sister while the older one rubbed his feet, the attorney's office said. He paid their mother $100 for it.
Another man, Alfredo Trejo, was convicted in February of raping and molesting Summerlin’s daughters. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
The girls' grandmother, Teresa Davidson, previously pleaded guilty to cruelty to children for failing to protect them after they came to her for help. She was sentenced to five years.
“It is difficult to imagine facts that are more horrific than those found in this 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,” Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr. said in a statement.
In a Facebook post that appears to be made by Summerlin before her arrests, she said she was excited to take her children to the circus.
[Photos: Fulton County Jail, Facebook]
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