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Friday, August 21, 2009

Reggie Stafford and mother from hell; found guilty of sexual abuse of child

Posted on Fri, Aug. 21, 2009
The Wichita Eagle
via kansas.com

WICHITA — The jury in the trial of a couple charged with sexually abusing a young girl has found both people guilty. Reggie Stafford and the girl's mother were found guilty of two counts of rape and one count of aggravated criminal sodomy. The mother was also found guilty of aggravated child endangerment. Both were found not guilty of one count of aggravated criminal sodomy.

The mother, 48, and Stafford, 51, decided not to present evidence in their defense as their trial resumed this morning. Both face multiple life sentences if convicted under a 2006 statute known as Jessica's Law.

Prosecutors say the mother sold the girl, now 7, for sexual favors to Stafford for money, which she spent on whiskey and cigarettes. The abuse happened when the girl was 5.

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