Georgia mother pleads guilty to sex trafficking her 5, 6-year-old daughters
(KUTV) — A mother in Georgia pleaded guilty to sex trafficking her 5 and 6-year-old daughters with two different men.
Morgan Summerlin, 25, took them to men's homes to be molested and raped for money, according to information from Fulton County's district attorney.
The abuse came to light when the two girls were living with temporary legal guardians when their mother was jailed in Florida. The girls said while they were with their mother she took them visit a man named Pop who touched them and "humped" the younger girl who bled from her vaginal area. The girls reported to their guardians that their mother took them to men's homes for rape and molesting in exchange for cash.
“It is difficult to imagine facts that are more horrific than those found in this case," said district attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr. "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.”
The men reportedly would pay the girls and their mother would take the money from them.
The girls knew Pop because he gave their mother drugs. He was later identified as Richard Office, who was found guilty by a jury of rape, child molestation, trafficking, enticing a child and sexual battery. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus 146 years.
According to information from the DA, their mother took the girls to Office's home and waited in the living room while he took them to a bedroom kissed them and touched them. The girls reported he raped the younger daughter while the 6-year-old rubbed his feet. He gave the girls $100, taken immediately by their Summerlin.
Another man, was convicted in February for raping and molesting the girls in a similar manner. Alfredo Trejo was convicted of rape, child molestation, sexual battery, enticement, trafficking for sexual servitude and aggravated child molestation. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison and life on probation.
The victim's grandmother, Teresa Davidson, pleaded guilty to cruelty to children. She failed to protect them when they reported sexual abuse.
Morgan Summerlin's guilty plea was announced by a district attorney in the Atlanta area with sentencing scheduled for June 4.
She pleaded guilty to rape and trafficking a person for sexual servitude, first-degree cruelty to children and enticing a child for indecent purposes and sexual battery.
“The impact that this ongoing sexual abuse had on those children is tragic, and we are grateful that the jury held the defendant accountable for his depraved conduct,” Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney Irina Khasin said.