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Man and woman force 12-year-old girl into prostitution before reporting she was raped so she could have free abortion

By Mason White 8:10 AM October 31, 2017
Flora Riano Gonzalez and  Armando Graciano
Flora Riano Gonzalez and Armando Graciano
By: Tanya Clark  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

A man and woman were jailed over the repeated rapes of a young girl.

43-year-old Armando Graciano and 39-year-old Flora Riano Gonzalez of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, were accused of handing the girl over to men who paid to have sex with her.

According to court documents, Gonzalez drove the girl to an abandoned home, where Graciano had sex with the 12-year-old girl.

The pair then invited other men to have sex with the child.

The girl was raped by several men for about 2 years before she became pregnant and contracted a sexually transmitted disease.

At that point, the woman coached the child on what to tell police when she filed a rape claim.

The girl told investigators that she was raped by her family friend Graciano, who is the owner of a laundromat.

Graciano was charged with felonious restraint, two counts of indecent liberties with a child, statutory rape, human trafficking and sexual servitude.

The store owner told police that he had sex with the girl while Gonzalez was nearby.

Graciano claimed that Gonzalez reported the sexual assault only because she wanted the girl to have a free abortion.

The girl had an abortion and was treated for her STD.

At first, Gonzalez denied all the allegations, but she was found guilty of sexual servitude, felony child abuse involving prostitution and felony child abuse involving sexual acts.

She was found not guilty of human trafficking.

Gonzalez was sentenced to 16 years and six months in prison.

Graciano pleaded guilty at the Forsyth Superior Court to attempted rape of a child, human trafficking, sexual servitude and taking indecent liberties with a child.

Judge David Hall sentenced Graciano to between 13 years and 20 years and nine months in prison.

Graciano must also register as a sex offender for life.

Ron Short, Graciano’s attorney, said that there was no excuse for his behavior, but he pointed out that his client was involved with the child for a short time.

Short added that Graciano has six children with a woman he has been with for 20 years and that this was the first time in his life that he had been charged with felonies.