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12-year-old girl testifies against man accused of impregnating her

Posted: 7:02 PM, Aug 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-29 19:13:30-04
12-year-old girl testifies against man accused of impregnating her

MARION, Ind. (AP) — A 12-year-old girl testified in a northeastern Indiana man’s molestation trial that he repeatedly molested her, leaving her pregnant at age 10.

The girl clutched a stuffed dog to her chest Tuesday during the first day of 34-year-old Nicholas Deon Thrash’s trial as she softly told a Grant County jury that Thrash molested her at least 15 times.

The Marion man is charged with 10 counts of child molesting.

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Prosecutors say Thrash impregnated the girl at age 10 and she was 11 when she gave birth to a boy in September 2017.

The Chronicle-Tribune reports the girl’s mother faces neglect and other charges.

She allegedly discovered her daughter’s pregnancy as the girl was trying on dresses for a school dance, and instructed her to say a classmate impregnated her.

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