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Mother gets 51 years to life for trafficking daughter, 11, for heroin

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Shandell Willingham (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Shandell Willingham (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
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 was sentenced to 51 years to life in prison Tuesday.

April Corcoran , 32, pleaded guilty last month after she was indicted back in March 2015 for trafficking in persons, complicity to rape, corrupting another with drugs and endangering children.

The case was the first Hamilton County prosecution in state court for human trafficking.

A co-defendant, 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.

He is scheduled to appear in court August 10. 

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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