MOM OF MOLESTED DISABLED GIRL GETS PRISON FOR TAKING MONEY FROM ABUSER
Lawrence Lee Southwood sexually molested a severely disabled girl and the girls mother has now been sentenced to 65 months in prison for taking $10,000 in hush money from Southwood and agreed not to tell authorities what she knew about the molestation of her daughter. The 33 year old woman pleaded guilty in March to obstruction of justice and concealing a fugitive for accepting $10,000. Southwood, who has a long history of sexual and violent crimes, befriended the woman and sometimes took care of her daughter, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. The girl testified at his trial that he repeatedly molested her in August and September 2005.