Mother Sentenced to Prison After Boyfriend Impregnates Her 10-year-old

Mother Sentenced to Prison After Boyfriend Impregnates Her 10-year-old November 19, 2018

In August, Nicholas Deon Thrash was convicted of raping and impregnating a ten-year-old girl. A court in Indiana sentenced Thrash to 160 years in prison. Thrash repeatedly assaulted his girlfriend’s daughter. Jennifer Hand aided and assisted in the abuse of her daughter. Shortly after Thrash received the massive prison sentence, Jennifer struck a plea deal with the state of Indiana. The details of plea agreement further detail the mother’s involvement in the horrific crime.

Only weeks before Jennifer Hand’s court date related to the repeated rape and sexual abuse of her daughter, she agreed to a 25-year prison sentence. As a part of the plea agreement, Jennifer agreed to serve 20 years of prison and five years of supervised probation.

According to a report in The Chronicle-Tribune, Hand pled guilty to multiple charges:

“Hand, 33, was charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury, a Level 5 felony, neglect of a dependent, a Level 6 felony, aiding child molesting, a Level 1 felony, and assisting a criminal, a Level 5 felony, for the part she played in Thrash’s molesting, which according to investigators took place over several years.”

During the hearing, new details about the case were revealed in court. Hand admitted to the court that her daughter confessed to her that Thrash was molesting her. Despite her daughter’s admission, Hand permitted Thrash to continue living in their home.

According to reports, Thrash began raping the girl when she was only eight-years-old. When the abuse started, the couple lived in Georgia with the girl. Soon a tip was received by authorities about the suspected abuse of the minor child.

Following the tip, an investigation discovered male DNA in the victim’s underwear. After authorities found the DNA, they began looking for Thrash.

However, Thrash and Hand fled to Indiana to avoid criminal prosecution. When they arrived in Indiana, the girl told investigators that Thrash raped her at last 15 more times.

While in Indiana, the girl became pregnant at age 10. Hand realized her daughter was pregnant while they were shopping for clothing. Instead of turning Thrash into authorities, Hand took steps to cover up his crime.

Hand brought her to an abortion clinic.  However, the clinic refused to perform the abortion on the girl. Protestors outside the clinic confronted the girl and mother after they left the clinic. These protestors ended up reporting the girl’s pregnancy to authorities.

In Hand’s court proceedings, she admitted she signed off on a “safety plan” in Georgia. In the plan, Hand agreed to keep Thrash away from her daughter. Additionally, she told the court she lied to authorities in Georgia and Indiana about Thrash’s location.

In her plea agreement, Hand cannot have any contact with her 12-year-old daughter until the victim’s counselor “deems it appropriate.” She also agreed to pay court costs, a sexual assault victim’s fee, and a child abuse prevention fee.

Prosecutors in the case told reporters they were pleased with the outcome. Deputy Prosecutor Lisa Glancy said in a statement, “We were certainly ready to go to trial in a few weeks, but the emotional and psychological toll would have been significantly more (for this trial) than the Thrash trial.”

Glancy also stated this is the first time her in 26 year career she has ever prosecuted someone for aiding in child molestation.

“When you aid someone, you’re helping them in some way. Child molesting is usually behind closed doors … under secrecy. Just suspecting it is not enough for the charge, you have to have facts to prove that they were helping,” Glancy said.

Hand willingly kept her daughter in a dangerous situation. Despite her daughter’s admission to her and an agreement in the state of Georgia, Hand continued to allow Thrash access to her daughter. Glancy said her disregard for her daughter’s safety met the criteria for the charge.

Today the victim is 12 years old. She gave birth to a baby boy in 2017. The baby boy was given up for adoption. The girl lives in foster care, and she is undergoing intense therapy to help her manage the trauma from the abuse.

Glancy says the girl is in a much better place now and getting better every day.

Jennifer Hand began serving her sentence in late September 2018. She will be eligible for release in 2038. Her daughter will be 32 years old when she is released from prison.

Nicholas Thrash will die in prison. The court sentenced him to 160 years in prison. He must serve a minimum of 100 years of the sentence.

Children should be able to rely on their parents to protect them from harm. Jennifer continually prevented her daughter from escaping her abuser. Instead, she enabled and assisted her boyfriend in repeatedly raping her innocent daughter.

Thrash’s crimes are disgusting, but Hand’s role in the offense is deplorable.

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  • TheBookOfDavid

    That one time where anti-abortion activists intervened to halt the spread of human suffering and humiliation.

  • Jack Baynes, Sandwichmaker

    They keep saying the girl admitted to her mother that she was being abused, that makes it sound like she was doing something wrong, rather than being the victim.

  • Jim Jones

    I wonder how long he will survive in prison?

  • Some guy

    I agree. I didn’t like the sound of that, either.

  • Some guy

    Not long enough to suffer sufficiently, I’m sure.

  • TheBookOfDavid

    Yea kinda makes me wonder why these kids fail to recognize when they are in an abusive environment, or lack the confidence to self-report.

  • she was eight when all of this happened.

  • B.J. Blazkowicz

    For cases like this we should bring back the death penalty. These two degenerates are going to be kept alive with taxpayer dollars.

  • DogGone

    and they allowed that pregnancy to continue? Horrors multiplied.

  • Silent Service

    I disagree only because death is too easy an escape from the punishment these people deserve. I am upset that the mother will ever be allowed out of prison. If you would allow this to happen to your child, and in fact assist in facilitating such a horrible abuse, you should never walk the streets again free. You should spend the rest of your life being forced to make amends for your crime. What Thrash did was horrifying. He is a sick and twisted man who has gotten what he deserves. What Hand did was beyond comprehension, and can never be forgiven. That she will one day walk free is inexcusable of our Justice System.

  • Anat

    Yeah, ‘reported being abused’ is better wording.

  • Feral Dog

    Probably the clinic wanted cops involved, or the pregnancy was progressed too far to be safely (or legally ,given this is Indiana we’re talking about) done in a clinic setting.

  • srh1965

    Not for any crime anywhere. No.

  • srh1965

    He’s a human being capable of coming to understand the nature of his offences and why he had to be prosecuted. I hope he is treated with the courtesy and humanity he failed to display towards his daughter.

  • srh1965

    Perhaps they asked her what she wanted. That would be a first for her, perhaps, and maybe for the authorities.

  • ChristinaDunigan

    I missed that example of poor phrasing. The one I got was that the baby was “given up for adoption.” That’s a very negative way of saying it, as if the baby was just tossed intp a Goodwill donation bin. The baby was placed with an adoptive family. That captures that it is a very active process of chosing a family for the baby.

  • ChristinaDunigan

    Between the fact that there are a lot of very loudmouthed and obnoxious prolifers out there and the fact that those are the ones the media always prefer to publicize, it certainly seems as if spreading human suffering and humilation is almost a tenet of prolife belief. But if the media covered the prochoice movement the same way they cover the prolife movement, you’d think that all prochoicers did was make rape threats against prolife women and send rape porn to women who give birth to children conceived in rape. The stereotypical prolifer is just as valid an example of prolifers as the rape threat creeps are of prochoicers.

    I’ll give you just one example of what’s more typical behavior, though the reason this isn’t well known is because the woman’s privacy was being respected.

    A woman was approached by prolifers as she was walking into an abortion clinic in Florida. She told them that she was getting an abortion because her mortgage was in arrears and she was facing foreclosure. It was going to be daunting enough to be homeless with two children. To also be pregnant — and then also the mother of a newborn — while homeless was more than she could cope with. (Seems like a classic Why Women Need Abortions story, doesn’t it?) The prolifers asked the woman if she would give them two weeks to see what they could do for her. She agreed.

    This was before crowdfunding sites were a thing, so word went out primarily through blogs. A local prolife pregnancy center agreed to handle the money, both to preserve the woman’s privacy and to ensure that the donations would be used as intended. I don’t know the details of how other bloggers gathered money after spreading the word, but I brought an envelope to a local prolife meeting, already addressed to the pregnancy center and containing my own check. I set it aside and let people know what it was for so that they could quietly slip any checks into it before I mailed it off. Everybody put a check in and I mailed it.

    The combined effect was that within those two weeks the pregnancy center had collected enough money to get the mortgage out of arrears, pay the woman’s back bills, and have some left over. They disbursed the money and then provided the woman with free financial counseling (both then and at any time in the future she would need it) to ensure that she’d never end up in such a financial situation again.

    This is the kind of outcome prolifers want for every woman who thinks abortion is her only viable option: for her underlying problem to be identified and dealt with. I don’t understand why it’s considered more compassionate to take her money, kill her baby, then send her back into the same horrible situation than it is to help her to escape.

    One more example more recently: An abortion clinic worker who wanted to quit contacted Abby Johnson’s “And Then There Were None” organization that helps abortion workers quit and start new lives. This worker was also pregnant and being abused by the babydaddy. ATTWN successfully put out a call for funds so that Abby could fly to the woman’s city and personally escort her on a flight to relocate her with relatives in another state, where she would be safe. And this wasn’t to prevent an abortion since the woman just worked in an abortion clinic; she wasn’t considering an abortion herself. This was just because the woman came to the prolifers for help so they helped her. They even help after the abortion, such as the group that bought Susanne Logan an expensive communication device and visited her regularly when a botched abortion left her paralized and mute in a nursing home thousands of miles from her family. (They also hooked her up with an attorney who won a malpractice suit on her behalf so that she could move back home and get adquate care, but she died before she ever actually got the money.) Compare this to the National Abortion Federation, who found out about what happened to Susanne and kept their mouths shut, preferring to allow the clinic to continue to operate after Susane’s debilitation and another woman’s death than risk that any abortion clinic get bad publicity.

  • ChristinaDunigan

    I’m amazed that the clinic refused to do an abortion. It’s far more typical to just do the abortion, return the girl to her abuser, and congratulate themselves on how pro-woman they are.

  • ChristinaDunigan

    What you said: “Hand brought her to an abortion clinic. However, the clinic refused to perform the abortion on the girl. Protestors outside the clinic confronted the girl and mother after they left the clinic. These protestors ended up reporting the girl’s pregnancy to authorities.”

    According to court testimony: “Her mother took her to an abortion clinic in Indianapolis, but they were turned away because she didn’t have the right paperwork, according to the victim. On their way out, Hand and her daughter stopped in a mobile pregnancy help center called the Gabriel Project that was parked outside the abortion clinic, according to the testimony of Anita Moody, a retired nurse who volunteered with the Gabriel Project. Moody testified that she performed an ultrasound and discovered the girl, 11 years old at the time, was nearly five months pregnant. That afternoon, Moody reportedly told her superior about the pregnancy and notified the Department of Child Services that same afternoon, May 9, 2017.”

    You really tried to present the abortion clinic in the best possible light and the prolifers in the worst possible light. You turned a bureaucratic demand for the right forms into a noble refusal to participate in continued abuse. You turned a voluntary visit to a mobile service center into a “confrontation.” And I will donate $100 to a food bank or homeless shelter of their choice in the name of anybody who presents credible evidence that the abortion clinic also reported the abuse.

  • Jim Jones

    I see a long future in the pervert wing. Unless the guards take him out.

  • I believe she was too far along

  • Sara Bersani

    See, mothers, that’s what happens when you forget to take the thrash out at night

  • Danny Mumford

    Women always get off with lesser sentencing. She should be put to death.

  • Peace_Power

    I don’t know which is more disgusting–the actions of this couple, or the clinic’s refusal to perform an abortion on this girl. If they wouldn’t perform an abortion in this circumstance, when would they?

  • DogGone

    It’s still horrible that the poor child had to give birth and that the fruit of that horror has to live out its life.

  • From what I’ve read she was 5 months pregnant and outside the legal boundaries

  • BertB

    I wouldn’t go that far. She doesn’t deserve a more severe sentence than Thrash, but I think she does deserve the same sentence. Unless she can prove that she was threatened by him…in which case, she should have gone to the police immediately. Instead, it seems that she sought to protect him from arrest and prosecution. For that, she deserves equal treatment. I wonder if she is a religious believer.

  • DogGone

    She was 10. Poor kid. It will be a miracle if either she or the result of the pregnancy have anything close to a normal life. Just sad. So sad for everyone.

  • DogGone

    yes, I get it, but it’s still just awful!

  • DogGone

    (I hope the baybee wasn’t male.)

  • it was a little boy

  • DogGone
  • Ummm…. DNA doesn’t work that way.

    Tendencies are inherited, yes, but it’s not a matter of nature versus nurture. It’s a good mix of nature (your DNA) and how you’re raised (nurture).

    Source: I’m adopted, and I’m turning into my Dad even though I have zero genetic ties to him.

  • DogGone

    We know a family who adopted a boy and a girl. Wonderful people. The boy turned out just like his bio dad must have–left a trail of unfathered children who were probably adopted. Twin studies point to more influence of genes than once thought. In any case, the jury is still out.

  • 06Emma06

    See as five months pregnant. Outside of the parameters for an abortion in that state.