According to the DA’s office, while the girls’ mother was detained in a Bay County, Florida, jail on a separate charge, the girls, ages 5 and 6, told their temporary legal guardians that their mother had taken them to men’s homes where they were sexually assaulted for money. They knew one of those men, later identified as Office, as someone who supplied their mother with drugs, the DA said.
The DA said that early in 2017, Office, whom the girls knew as “Pop,” touched them and kissed them inappropriately in the bedroom of his Palmetto home while their mother waited in the living room. After molesting them, Office reportedly gave the girls $100, and their mother took the money from them. The DA said the younger of the two girls was injured in the assault.
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A second man, Alfredo Trejo, was convicted in February in Fulton County for raping the girls in the same manner. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison followed by life on probation.
The victims’ grandmother was also convicted of second-degree cruelty to children for failing to protect the sisters after they told her they were being sexually assaulted. Her five-year sentence was commuted to the time she had already served, with the remainder to be served on probation.
The AJC is not naming the grandmother in order to avoid identifying the children.