A Louisiana woman was convicted of rape and sexual battery Thursday for repeatedly abusing a child over several years along with another adult, Nola.com reports.
The jury reportedly deliberated just 38 minutes before finding 39-year-old Sandra E. Gaines guilty on two counts of aggravated rape and three counts of sexual battery, District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s office said in a news release.
Gaines’ longtime boyfriend, Robert Cardell Flowers, was reportedly convicted on the same charges in 2015, and he was sentenced to life in prison.
The website reports, the victim, now 18, testified this week that the pair began molesting her when she was about 5 years old and that the abuse progressed and continued through 2012. She testified that she was repeatedly raped during that time.
Gaines faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison and will be sentenced on April 10.
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1. Tina Turner was in an abusive relationship with Ike Turner.
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2. Rihanna was the victim of domestic abuse at the hand of then boyfriend Chris Brown.
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3. Poet Maya Angelou was abused by her mother's boyfriend.
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4. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey was abused by a relative at age 9.
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5. Sugar Ray Leonard was abused by a coach when he was an amateur boxer.
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6. Christina Aguilera grew up with an abusive father.
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7. Vanessa Williams was abused by the daughter of a family friend.
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8. Bill Clinton's step father Roger Clinton was abusive .
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9. Common was abused by a family friend when he was about 10 years old.
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10. Mariah Carey was emotionally abused by an ex-boyfriend.
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11. Ellen DeGeneres was abused as a teen.
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12. Mike Tyson was kidnapped and sexually abused when he was seven years old.
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13. Missy Elliott was a victim of childhood sexual abuse.
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14. Billie Holiday was raped by a neighbor.
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15. Antwone Fisher was emotionally and sexually abused as a child.
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16. Carlos Santana was a victim of childhood sexual abuse.
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17. Fantasia was raped by a classmate when she was in high school.
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18. Actor Derek Luke was a victim of sexual assault when he was a child.
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