An Indiana man received a sentence of 160 years in prison for repeatedly raping and impregnating an 11-year-old girl. Nicholas Deon Thrash, 35, forcibly raped the girl starting at age 10. By the time the victim was 11, she had become pregnant. Thrash was dating the victim’s mother. The court found him guilty on 10 counts of child molestation.
According to the Washington Post, Thrash started his abuse of the girl in Georgia. He lived with the child’s mother as her live-in boyfriend. The abuse began when the girl was only eight years old.
During this time allegations of the abuse were made to the child welfare workers. Police opened an investigation after investigators located male DNA in the girl’s underwear. After they discovered the semen, they started to look for Thrash. While the police searched for him, he moved his girlfriend and the victim to Indiana.
When they arrived in Indiana, the girl alleges he raped her at least 15 times. On an afternoon when she and her mom were shopping for clothes, her mother realized the victim was pregnant. The mother bought a pregnancy test that tested positive.
Upon the positive pregnancy test, the mother took her daughter to an abortion clinic to attempt to abort the baby. The clinic denied services to the child. Outside the clinic, protestors of the clinic took the girl to get an ultrasound. After protestors confirmed the pregnancy via ultrasound, they reported the pregnancy to police.
According to the Chronicle-Tribune, a paternity test done on the baby confirmed that Thrash was the father. In the trial, Thrash said the mother took his sperm and artificially inseminated the girl. He denied he ever abused the girl. At the time of the pregnancy, the victim was only 10-years-old. She gave birth to a boy at age 11. The baby was given up for adoption.
After the sentencing, the prosecutor said Thrash must serve 85% of his sentence before he’s eligible for parole. He will need to serve 136 years in prison to meet that requirement. Thrash will die in prison.
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