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Ohio woman sentenced to 51 years for letting dope dealer rape daughter for heroin

July 20, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Ohio woman sentenced to 51 years for letting dope dealer rape daughter for heroin

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A junkie lowlife, who allowed her heroin dealer to have sex with her 11-year-old daughter and record the entire incident on video, just to feed her heroin addiction, has been sentenced to 51 years-to-life in prison.

Court officials say that 30-year-old April Corcoran of Pleasant Plain, Ohio pleaded guilty on June 9th, 2015 to 27 felonies including human trafficking, complicity to rape, endangering the welfare of a child and corrupting another with drugs.

Her codefendant and dope dealer Shandell Willingham also pleaded guilty 26-felony counts including rape, human trafficking, gross sexual imposition and pandering sexually oriented materials involving a minor

According to Fox8 Ohio, the 42-year-old Willingham allegedly videotaped the heinous sex acts in his apartment.

Afterwards, the woman Corcoran had the audacity to call her daughter ‘brave’ and ‘rewarded’ her by forcing the minor to take small amounts of heroin.

Prosecutor Katherine Pridemore said that she had difficulty in court reading some of the facts of the crimes committed by the two miscreants.

“She didn’t have the money buy her heroin anymore from her drug dealer, so she offered up her child. We all know drugs make you do things but at the same time, offering up your child when you are the mother, it’s unfathomable,” Pridemore said at a press conference following the sentencing.

April Corcoran was sentenced to life in prison, with the possibility of parole after 51 years, in court on Tuesday

April Corcoran was sentenced to life in prison, with the possibility of parole after 51 years, in court on Tuesday

Sylvia Corcoran, the victim’s grandmother, delivered a victim impact statement and described the horror she felt when she viewed the footage of her granddaughter being forced engage in sexual acts.

“I saw the tape. I saw my granddaughter. I heard her small voice. It was horrific, very horrific. How could she do this? How could she do this? I don’t know if my granddaughter is going to be able to have a normal life,” Corcoran said.

Judge Leslie Ghiz called the case the worst she had seen in her more than three years on the bench and was dismayed that Corcoran didn’t bother making a public apology to her daughter during the hearing.

‘You showed no kind of mercy, I don’t know that you grasp the damage that has been done to this poor child,’ said Ghiz.

Speaking to reporters after the hearing, Corcoran’s attorney James Bogan said he had rejected a plea deal that was offered by prosecutors.

Sylvia Corchran

The girl’s grandmother, Sylvia Corcoran, delivered a victim impact statement on Tuesday and expressed her heartbreak

“My client does wish to take responsibility for her actions; she does not want to have her daughter go through further trauma by having her testify at trial. She knows that a sentence that amounts to life in prison is a very realistic possibility,” Bogan said.

The horrific crimes by the two dope addicts drew the attention of police and elected officials in the state that has seen a significant surge in heroin-related crime in that past few years.

“The reason we’re highlighting this today because of the scourge that heroin has caused in our community,” said Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said it was the first human trafficking case Hamilton County has ever prosecuted in state court and described the incident as “just about as bad as anything I’ve ever seen.”

“Heroin destroys families, it causes people to care about nothing but feeding their habit,” DeWine said.

Pridemore said that the girl’s father and stepmother, who live outside the area had taken custody of her.

“She is doing as well as could be expected,” Pridemore said. “But when you’re that old and these atrocities have happened to you, I think she’ll always carry that with her.”

Court records indicate Willingham will appear in court on August 10.

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