I have known her since she was 12, bright, ambitious, caring and a Halle Berry in the making. Her only goal was to get a job so she could help her mom get off drugs and they could move out of the homeless shelter.
Our goal(my after school youth program) was to keep her motivated and keep teen age predators away from her. We thought we did ok, except for the occasional hickey.She is now 17, still bright, and looks like Halle Berry wishes she could.
We lost daily contact with her a little less than a year ago when they found a place to call home. At the time, and since age 15, she worked 2-3 jobs while maintaining honor roll grades. Her friends say she is still on pace to graduate but not maintaining her high GPA.
Their home is with a man who is said to be 37 but looks 57. The mom says the man is her daughter’s boyfriend. Oh, besides sleeping with her, he beats her, too. According to the mom, “She(the 17 year-old) just won’t shut up. She thinks she is grown and that sets him off. She knows that we depend upon him, and we ain’t going back to no shelter.”
Before you advise me, I have several, police, legal, judicial and social contacts. However, should anyone intervene, the mom will say the man is her boyfriend and her daughter’s stepdad.
The mom also knows the age of consent law of our state.
How do you stop a mom from pimping her own daughter? Especially when the daughter idolizes her mom.This is NOT a joke, and it just came to my knowledge yesterday, March 4.