Mother sentenced to 20 for prostituting mentally disabled daughters to support crack habit

Mother sentenced to 20 for prostituting mentally disabled daughters to support crack habit
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A mother who pleaded guilty to prostituting her two mentally disabled teenage daughters for $20 or less has been sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in prison.

Teresa Vanover admitted she allowed local men to perform sexual acts on her daughters in their Eden, North Carolina neighborhood for $5, $10 or $20 bills.

The money was used to pay for her husband’s medical bills, as well as her crack cocaine habit.

Vanover, 52, was charged 24 counts of child abuse by prostitution and 24 counts of promoting prostitution with a minor with a disability.

She received the minimum 20 year sentence on three of her charges and a six-and-a-half year concurrent sentence for her other 45 charges.

Vanover confessed that she would take her 15-year-old daughter to a neighborhood barber shop, a nearby boat ramp and even one of the men’s mother’s house.

She would then allow the men to perform sexual acts on her daughter, or would make her daughter watch while she had sex with them, according to Greensboro News & Record.

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