An Alabama woman was sentenced to 30 years in prison for molesting two young children.
Melissa May Duncan of Marshall County, Alabama, pleaded guilty to sodomy and sexual abuse of a child. Prosecutors claim Duncan molested both a 7-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl multiple times over the course of a year at a home in Boaz, Alabama, WAFF reports.
According to prosecutors, the incidents came to light when one of the children notified their parents what was happening. The other child reportedly confirmed the alleged assault to a therapist during counseling.
According to the Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute, there are an estimated 39 million adults living in the United States today who have survived instances of sexual child abuse. The same institute claims that one in every 3,300 teenage girls or adult women molests children.