A young mother admitted that she would take her 5- and 6-year-old daughters to be raped by various men, one as old as 78. However, the courtroom was aghast when she explained what she got in return for leasing out her little girls as sex slaves.
For most mothers, there’s nothing they wouldn’t go through in order to protect their children from harm. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. In fact, in the case Morgan Summerlin, she purposefully sacrificed her children to sexual predators in order to fulfill her sickening desire.
The 25-year-old Georgia mother pleaded guilty to allowing pedophiles to molest and rape her 5- and 6-year-old daughters, with one abuser being so old that he could’ve passed as their great-grandfather. The woman would reportedly bring the girls to the men’s homes, waiting in their living rooms as they took her daughters into their bedrooms and abused them.
Summerlin was ultimately arrested and charged with first-degree cruelty to children, trafficking a person for sexual servitude, and enticing a child for indecent purposes after her daughters told others of their mother’s actions. However, it was not long into the investigation that the girls revealed to officers what it was that their mother was getting out of selling her daughters for sex.
According to FOX News, Summerlin repeatedly allowed several men to rape and molest her daughters while she waited on their couches, expecting that they would give her drugs and small cash gifts afterward. After raping the 5-year-old girl and molesting the older sister, 78-year-old Richard Office gave the children $100, which Summerlin quickly snatched up. The man reportedly raped one of the girls so violently that it caused her to bleed.
“Afterward, Office gave the girls one-hundred dollars, and the girls’ mother immediately took the money from them,” the DA’s office said.
On a similar occasion, Summerlin brought her daughters to the home of Alfredo Trejo and casually waited while he molested and raped the girls. Trejo also paid the children after the abuse occurred, which they were once again forced to hand over to their mother, WBTW reports.
“It is difficult to imagine facts that are more horrific than those found in this case,” District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. said. “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.”
Summerlin pleaded guilty to her charges, receiving 20 years in prison and a subsequent 10 years on probation. She initially faced up to 140 years in prison for multiple counts. As she left the courtroom, she waved and blew kisses to her family members, seemingly devoid of any remorse.
Richard Office was convicted for raping and molesting the girls. He was ultimately sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus 146 years in prison to run concurrently. Alfredo Trejo was also convicted of rape and child molestation and received a sentence of 25 years in prison followed by life on probation.
For the crime of ignoring the children’s pleas for help, Summerlin’s mother, Teresa Davidson, was sentenced to 5 years in prison for second-degree cruelty to children. Her sentence came after it was proved that the girls told her that they were being sexually abused only for her to refuse to help them.
Summerlin’s attorney attempted to garner sympathy for her, claiming that she had been sexually abused as a child. However, the court wasn’t buying the excuse and eventually sentenced her for her horrific actions.
The girls, who are now 6 and 7, are in the care of another family member. Fortunately, they are far away from the two women who were supposed to protect them from such abuse. However, the trauma they’ve endured will likely be a life-long struggle for them.