A mother from Iowa has been charged with child endangerment after police found out she allowed her then-11-year-old daughter to have sex with a 24-year-old man, which resulted in her getting pregnant, reports Daily Mail.
Tina Durant, 37, was taken into custody Friday in Newtown after it was revealed that her daughter reportedly told her a family friend named Jacob White had sex with and impregnated the young girl – and that Durant did nothing to stop it.
In addition to her daughter telling her about what was going on, several witnesses also reportedly came forward and alerted Durant about White. Police say she refused to listen and allowed the man to sleep with the preteen in April and May.
After a recent doctor’s visit confirmed that the girl, now 12, was pregnant, she reportedly told her mother, “I tried to tell you several times,” according to Newton Daily News.
Durant claims there is more to the story than what is being reported and that police “won’t believe her.”
The woman’s neighbors say they suspected Durant was up to no good and that the charges against her aren’t shocking.
“Just too much stuff goes on over there,” said Gordon Jones. “People go in and out. You never know who’s going and coming any time day or night.”
White has been charged with third-degree sexual abuse.
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