Jacksonville, FL — Last year we reported on 35-year-old Dalina Nicholas, the woman accused of repeatedly pimping her six-year-old daughter out to homeless men in exchange for cash and crack. The other day she pleaded guilty to four counts of child neglect.
For those of you who missed the original story, police were flagged down by a homeless man who reported witnessing Nicholas’ daughter being sexually assaulted while he was in her home doing drugs. He said that over a two year period, he had witnessed the girl being sexually abused by other men, including a time when Nicholas accepted $20 from a man and then instructed her daughter to get naked so the man could perform oral sex on her.
He finally decided to do something about it after the girl confided to him what was happening to her and asked him to help her make it stop. The investigation that followed would lead to the arrest of Nicholas, who had fled to Georgia, and four men. Quinn Brooks, 57, and Ryan Harrover, were charged with sexual battery and lewd or lascivious molestation while John Hagans, 48, and Norman Thompson, 52, were charged with sexual battery.
Nicholas was charged with four counts of child neglect and has agreed to testify against the four men she allowed to abuse her daughter. She will not be sentenced until after their trials are over. She is facing 30 years in prison, but I’m guessing her attorney’s are hoping fro some leniency from the judge because of her participation in prosecuting the four men she let abuse her daughter.
Nicholas’ mother said her daughter is just as much a victim as her granddaughter. She says her daughter is a drug addict who was being held hostage by drug dealers in her own home, and wasn’t aware of what these men were doing to her daughter. But police say that she was aware, and was selling her daughter to these men to support herself and her drug habit.
The victim and her younger brother were placed in the care of relatives. DCF and the Children’s Home Society say they are providing the 6-year-old with therapy and counseling. But anyone whose mother allowed multiple homeless men to rape them when they were a toddler gets a pass from me if they end up a fuck-up later in life.