A 12-year-old girl from Iowa tried to tell her mother more than once that family friend Jacob White (24) had been climbing into her bed.
But Tina Durant just wouldn't listen. Now the 37-year-old has been charged with child endangerment, for letting White sleep in the same bed as her little girl for months. According to Newton Daily News, the victim was heard telling Tina during a doctor's visit - where she discovered she was pregnant,"I tried to tell you several times."
Residents of Newton, Iowa had also tried to bring up the issue with Tina, but to no avail. According to the police report, “During the investigation several witnesses were identified who had lived in the same residence and observed the 11-year-old victim sleeping in the same bed with the 23-year old.
Witnesses indicated that they addressed it with the victim’s mother, Tina Durant, who refused to take action.”
Tina's neighbour Gordon Jones told WHOtv that the news of Tina's arrest was no surprise to him. “Just too much stuff goes on over there. People go in and out. You never know who’s going and coming any time day or night.”
Tina will appear in court on September 9.
White has been charged with third degree sexual abuse.
Sources: dailymail.co.uk, WHOtv.com, newtondailynews.com