Woman jailed after allowing men to molest her young daughter in exchange for drugsBy Mason White 1:44 PM October 22, 2013
|Dalina Nicholas, Quinn Brooks, John Hagans, Ryan Harrover and Norman Thompson|
By: Debbi Gross
A woman used her daughter as a sex slave to get drugs and cash.
Dalina Nicholas, 37, of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, was jailed after she prostituted her 6-year-old daughter to support herself and her drug habit.
Nicholas was sentenced on Friday, to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of child neglect.
The crimes against the 6-year-old came to light after a homeless man flagged down police and told the officer that a girl was being molested at a drug house, according to prosecutors.
The homeless man said he had been at that house before to use drugs. However, this time, he saw several men in the house having sex with the child.
Investigators found that Nicholas was so addicted to crack cocaine that she used her daughter to get her drugs.
She did not protect her daughter against all men, who came in and out of the house, but rather allowed them to sexually abuse her daughter to support herself and her drug addiction.
Four men were arrested for having sex with the child.
Norman James Thompson, 52, was convicted of capital sexual battery on a minor and sentenced to life in prison without parole. John Hagans, 48, was also sentenced to life in prison, according to the State Attorney’s Office.
Charges against Quinn Brooks, 57, were dropped. While Ryan Harrover was found not guilty, according to court records.