A judge in Hamilton County, Ohio, sentenced a woman to 51 years in prison Tuesday for trading her daughter for drugs.
April Corcoran, 32, was sentenced by Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Leslie Ghiz and is now a Tier III sex offender, according to an announcement by Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters.
Corcoran was indicted back in March of 2015 after an investigation revealed that she had trafficked her 11-year-old daughter to 42-year-old Shandell Willingham in exchange for heroin.
It was also revealed that the child was forced to use heroin, KTLA sister station WJW in Cleveland reported.
Corcoran pleaded guilty to trafficking in persons, complicity (rape), endangering children, and corrupting another with drugs.
“Many people mistakenly think that human trafficking only happens in foreign countries, but this case shows that children are trafficked here in Ohio, and, sadly, some are trafficked by the very people who should be protecting them,” said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. “Human trafficking is a reprehensible crime, and law enforcement throughout the state is focused on holding traffickers accountable and helping victims escape servitude.”
Hamilton County includes Cincinnati, in southern Ohio.