A man has been sentenced to more than 100 years in prison for repeatedly raping his girlfriend’s 10-year-old daughter and getting her pregnant.
Nicholas Deon Thrash was handed 160 years in jail on Thursday for his depraved crimes.
The 34-year-old was found guilty of 10 counts of molestation against the girl beginning when she was just eight years old.
The sick individual from Indiana, US, told the jury had never had sex with the girl.
He claimed the girl’s mum had impregnated her with his sperm using artificial insemination, the Washington Post reports.
The girl, now 12, gave birth to a boy in September last year.
She was living with her mother and Thrash in Atlanta, Georgia when the abuse began and it carried on after they moved to Indiana.
According to reports, the girl’s mum tried to take her for an abortion but was denied help.
The girl said a group of protesters outside the clinic performed an ultrasound. That group then reported it to the authorities.
Her mother now faces charges for encouraging her daughter to lie about who the father was, neglect and assisting a criminal.
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She allegedly told her to say it was a classmate to protect Thrash.
The brave girl helped send Thrash to prison by giving her own testimony in the trial earlier this year.
Clutching a stuffed animal to her chest she described how Thrash had attacked her 15 after they moved to Indiana.
During the investigation, male DNA was discovered on the girl’s underwear and police started looking for Thrash, according to court records.
The girl’s mother is yet to appear in court on October 9. It remains unclear if she knew about the abuse.
Thrash will not be eligible for parole until he has served at least 136 years.
The girl is being helped by the state and is receiving treatment. Her baby was put up for adoption.
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