Three perpetrators of a gruesome crime against a young teen and her unborn baby were sentenced to prison last week in Texas.
Sharon Jones, 47, Cecilia McDonald, 28, and Cedric Jones Jr., 29, from the Dallas, Texas area, will spend five to 12 years in prison for their parts in abusing a pregnant teen and forcing her to abort her unborn child, Fox News 9 reports. They each pleaded guilty to family violence aggravated assault, a felony.
Two others also have been charged in the brutal attack on the young girl and her unborn child. The Dallas Morning News reports the girl’s brother, Robert Cayald, 24, allegedly raped her in 2012 when she was 13 years old. He faces a charge of aggravated sexual assault.
Eight months into her pregnancy from the rape, the teen’s relatives allegedly tried to force her to abort her unborn baby by taking morning after pills and cinnamon tablets. The drugs failed to kill her unborn child, so the relatives allegedly held the girl down and then kicked and punched her pregnant stomach to kill the baby, according to reports.
They held her down. They forced her to lay there while people stomped her,”prosecutor Rachel Burris said during the sentencing hearing. “I️t was savage."
Later, she added: "Most people would treat strangers better, Yet these people did it to someone they promised to love."