Ohio woman accused of trafficking daughter, 11, for heroin

AP News
Posted: Mar 23, 2015 12:27 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio woman has been indicted on charges she trafficked her 11-year-old daughter for heroin, and a man is facing rape charges and other counts in the case.

The 30-year-old Pleasant Plain woman has been indicted on 27 counts, including human trafficking, endangering children and complicity.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said at a news conference Monday that she would take her daughter to 41-year-old Shandell Willingham in exchange for drugs, then leave her with him and come back later.

Willingham has also been indicted on 26 counts, including rape, gross sexual imposition and human trafficking.

The woman's attorney says he's gathering the facts of the case. Court records list no attorney for Willingham.

The Associated Press is not naming the mother to avoid identifying the daughter.