A Damascus woman who secretly married a man accused of sexually abusing her daughter pleaded guilty Monday to hindering prosecution and first-degree criminal mistreatment.
Barbara Lynn Whitehead, 41, was sentenced by Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge Douglas V. Van Dyk to 18 months in prison. Her husband, Don Edward Smock Jr., is in jail awaiting trial on 45 felony counts of encouraging child sex abuse and other sex crimes. Whitehead was tearful during her court appearance. Her grade-school age daughter and a younger sibling are in protective custody.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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