Do you think the mother should be charged with just as harsh a punishment? Right now the little girl is in state custody, where they are helping her recover from the attacks.
Four men were booked into jail on felony charges after they allegedly raped a 9-year-old girl while her mother was smoking methamphetamine in a garage with a friend.
According to a statement of probable cause filed March 30, the alleged assault occurred Easter Sunday at a home in Vernal.
The 9-year-old victim was with her mother at that home, where the mother was hanging out with a friend she met while incarcerated in jail. As the 9-year-old girl slept on the couch, her mother and that friend agreed to go into the garage and get high on methamphetamine.
When the mother returned, her daughter was on the couch but her clothes were in disarray and she seemed upset and wanted to go home. The next day, the girl reported that four men inside the home had taken her into a bedroom before taking turns raping her and then sodomizing her.
The girl reported that while one of the men was raping her, he told her he would kill her if she ever told anyone about what was happening.
The girl’s mother notified police, who responded to the home. One of the four alleged rapists was identified by the victim from a photograph, and 36-year-old Larson James RonDeau was taken into custody.
RonDeau told police that the other three men had traveled to Montana for personal business along with the woman who the girl’s mother had been there to visit, Glynda RonDeau. He told police he wasn’t sure when they would return to Utah.