Florence, SC - Police arrested the parents of two young girls, who were sexually assaulted and infected with gonorrhea. Officers said the actions of the parents, throughout the situation, left them no other choice but to charge them.
The solicitor said the parents waited to take their 4- and 5-year-old daughters to the hospital, allowing the disease to spread. He also said they failed to provide a safe place for the girls, to prevent them from being sexually assaulted.
Thursday morning, the mother and father went to the Dillon Police Department for questioning. After officers talked with them, they charged the parents with two counts of unlawful neglect toward a child. According to the police report, their 4- and 5-year old daughters were sexually assaulted at an apartment in Dillon, but they're not sure when.
Officers say the mother took the five year old to the hospital, after the little girl complained of pain. She tested positive for gonorrhea. The doctor then examined her 4-year-old sister and gave her the same diagnosis.
"What really bothered me was the fact that the mother had not done anything to help these young girls before she finally took one to the doctor and it should have been obvious especially from what the doctor has told us that care should have been gotten much sooner," said Fourth Circuit Solicitor Jay Hodge.
And NOW they have discovered that the girls older sibling, a 14 year old girl, has also tested positive for an STD. She has Chlamydia.
Way to keep an eye on your girls asshats!