How disturbing is this?
Parents found a “letter to God” from their kid where she described in detail the sexual abuse being forced upon her by a man and praying to God to make it stop!
According to the Collin County District Attorney, the parents of a child in McKinney, Texas, discovered a letter addressed to God, where she described the abuse that she faced at the hands of a man. They soon handed it over to local authorities – and that note subsequently led to the arrest and conviction. During the investigation into the situation, law enforcement later found out that another child was also being abused by the same man for several years.
Authorities soon arrested 49-year-old Mark Elliot Jones and charged him with two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child. A statement from the district attorney said,
“Jones sexually abused two children who he had ongoing access to over a period of several years. The two victims were 10 and 14 years old.”
Jones was found guilty on all counts. While the minimum sentence for continuous sexual abuse of a child in Texas is 25 years, Judge Andrea Thompson sentenced him to 35 years in prison. He will not be eligible for parole. People Magazine also reported that Jones will be on the state’s sex offender registry for the rest of his life.
So, in a way, we could say that the child who wrote her painful letter to God did have her prayers answered.
After the conclusion of the case, Texas District Attorney Greg Willis issued a statement, which read in part, “It is a sad day in the community when we learn that a sexual predator has been abusing even one innocent child for years. But to learn that this predator sexually traumatized not one but two innocent children is simply unbearable.”