A Georgia mother was found guilty of two counts of first-degree cruelty for not reporting to the police about the abuse of her boyfriend to her 6-year-old daughter, Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office said.
She knew her boyfriend Damylo Morrow was sexually molesting her young daughter but decided not to report him because of her hectic work schedule.
The identity of the mother was not disclosed in order to protect the child’s identity who was a victim of sexual abuse.
According to Atlanta Journal Constitution, she was sentenced to a probation of eight years under the First Offender Act and cannot have contact with the child during the duration of her probation without supervision.
On Thursday, August 17, her boyfriend was convicted of sexual battery and acquitted of child molestation after a three-day trial.
In April 2015, the child was brought to Scottish Rite Hospital by the grandmother who at that time was also aware of the incident, but only knew shortly after it happened on December 31, 2014 which she reportedly told the hospital staff.
The child’s grandmother did not tell the police as Morrow was already in jail, but for an unrelated case, as per the District Attorney’s Office.
Furthermore, the child told a Gwinnett County Department of Family and Children Services worker at the hospital that her mother’s boyfriend massaged her legs and removed her pants before touching her genitals.
The mother and her child were invited to Norcross Police Department headquarters for an interview. The victim initially denied that Morrow touched her as per her mother’s advice, but later revealed the truth that she was sexually abused, AJC reported.
Further investigation proves Morrow guilty of the allegation and was sentenced to three years in prison and two years of probation.