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Warren Co. Prosecutor: No felonies there for mom accused of trafficking daughter for drugs

(PHOTO: Hamilton County Justice Center) (PHOTO: Hamilton County Justice Center)
WARREN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

The woman accused of sexually trafficking her daughter for heroin has never been prosecuted in a felony case in Warren County, according to the county prosecutor.

But, Pleasant Plain resident, April Corcoran, is facing plenty of serious charges in Hamilton County related to that incident.

Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said it appears she has no records in their system. Corcoran had a vehicle violation case that was closed in Clermont County for a $100 fine for letting an unlicensed driver use her car.

In Hamilton County, she faces charges on Thursday in front of a judge that could lock her up for life that also highlights heroin's grip on the Tri-State.

"We're just dealing with somebody with a highly toxic addiction,” Hamilton County Prosecutor, Joe Deters, said in a news conference earlier this week.

Corcoran took her 11-year-old daughter to her drug dealer for sex at a Camp Washington apartment to feed a heroin addiction, investigators said.

For that addiction, her attorney, James Bogen, told FOX19 NOW that she was getting help.

"She had been seeking help. She had been going to a suboxone clinic. I do know that she got some other kind of treatment beforehand,” Bogen said.

In Warren County, Prosecutor David Fornshell told FOX19 NOW in an email:

“We have questioned the various county entities regarding records regarding April Corcoran. The Prosecutor's Office, Juvenile Court, and the County Commissioners do not have any records. We are still awaiting information from the Sheriff's Office, though I'm doubtful they will have anything if our office does not have anything.”

The same cannot be said for Hamilton County.

"I've never dealt with a case involving heroin, I don't think, that involves charges these extreme,” said Bogen.

Corcoran, 30, faces 27 felony indictments.

Shandell Willingham, 41, is accused of 26 felony counts including rape and pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor.

Authorities said the crimes took place between Feb. 15 and June 6 in 2014 at Willingham's Colerain Avenue apartment in Camp Washington.

"They tell me that before heroin came into the picture, that April was a very attentive and loving mother,” Bogen said of Corcoran's family.

Cincinnati police began investigating when the girl went to live with her father and step-mother in June and confided in her step-mother. She still resides with them.

Corcoran was arraigned Thursday and has a $5 million bond and was ordered to have no contact with her daughter.

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