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Mother pleads guilty to trafficking daughter, 11, for heroin

April Corcoran (Provided by the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office) April Corcoran (Provided by the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office)
Shandell Willingham (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Shandell Willingham (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
April Corcoran in court Thursday with her lawyer, James Bogen. (FOX19 NOW/Mike Woeste) April Corcoran in court Thursday with her lawyer, James Bogen. (FOX19 NOW/Mike Woeste)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A Warren County mother accused of letting her drug dealer have sex with her 11-year-old daughter in exchange for heroin pleaded guilty Thursday. 

April Corcoran, 32, is scheduled to be sentenced July 19. It was not immediately clear how many of the charges to which she pleaded guilty.

If convicted on all counts, she faced a possible life prison sentence in what is the first Hamilton County prosecution in state court for human trafficking.

A 27-count indictment accused her of trafficking in persons, complicity to rape, corrupting another with drugs and endangering children.

A man charged with her back in March 2015 faces the same sentence.

Shandell Willingham, 42, is accused of 26 felony counts including rape, gross sexual imposition, trafficking in persons and pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor.

His next court date has not been scheduled.

Authorities have said Willingham videotaped some of the sex at his Camp Washington apartment. Corcoran is accused of giving her daughter heroin.

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

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