An Alabama couple named April Jones and Antavis Thornton have each been sentenced 30 years in prison after being convicted of sex crimes on her 5-year-old daughter. The couple were on Monday found guilty of two counts of sodomy, sexual abuse of a child less than 12 and rape. April was also convicted of aggravated child abuse.
Police said they were notified by a tipster who stated that that they had witnessed Thornton perform sex acts on Jones’ daughter, who was five-years-old at the time. The couple was arrested and charged after police launched an investigation in which the little girl disclosed disclosed the multiple things that had been done to her by her mother’s boyfriend.
A witness in jail with April Jones says she confided in her that she performed some of the sex acts on her child because Thornton said it would improve their own sex life. It’s the second time that one of Jones’ boyfriends has been convicted of molesting her daughter.