Three family members are accused of raping and prostituting three minors as young as 2 years old for several years, and trial has begun to decide if they are guilty.
Mr. Thomas Johnson, 45, his sister Ms. Maryland Johnson, 46, and her daughter, Ms. Crystal Johnson, 32, were charged in a 34-count indictment that include rape, sexual battery, child molestation, aggravated sodomy and pimping, according to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.
Investigators said the three allegedly abused the three children during a five-year span from 2004 through 2009 when the children were 2 to 4 years old.
“According to the investigation, the children were molested and forced to perform sexual acts on the accused,” the district attorney’s spokeswoman Ms. Yvette Brown said. “Two of the children were also allegedly prostituted.”
Authorities were alerted years after the abuse following detailed forensic interviews with the children, and the three defendants were indicted in 2011, Ms. Brown said.
The trial is expected to last two weeks, she said.
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