mother sentenced to 16 years for sexual abuse

This is sickening. Last week in Thurston County, Washington, a judge sentenced Donna Marie Whisenhunt to 16 years to life in prison for raping her 8-year-old daughter, who she and her husbnad adopted from China: Lacey woman gets at least 16 years for sexually abusing girl.

The couple was arrested in May after their adopted daughter told a school counselor that her parents had sexually abused her. Whisenhunt pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree child rape as part of a plea deal:
The Lacey couple adopted the child shortly after her birth in China, Lacey police have said. The sexual abuse occurred over a four-year period, court papers state. Each of the Whisenhunts has told Lacey police that they were unaware the other was sexually abusing the girl, Lacey Police Lt. Jim Mack has said.

Thurston County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney John Skinder said in a prior interview that the case has negatively affected adoptions bringing children to the United States from China, because the Chinese government is aware of the sexual abuse.
Her husband, Eddy Whisenhunt, was sentenced to an 18-years-to-life prison sentence during a hearing in early February.

Donna Whisenhunt must undergo sexual-deviancy treatment in prison. After she serves her sentence, the state's Indeterminate Sentence Review Board will review the case to see whether she is eligible for release. More here: Mother who sexually abused adopted daughter apologizes.

If you ask me, these people need to rot in jail for a long time.

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