A 39-year-old woman was convicted on charges of sexual abuse of her minor child after a two-day jury trial in Wicomico County Circuit Court.
Qwenda Jones was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor, rape in the second degree, sexual offense in the second degree, and related offenses, according to a release from the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office. Sentencing was deferred pending a mandatory pre-sentence Investigation and mental health assessment. She will remain in custody pending sentencing.
From October 2012 through October 2014, Jones, along with her boyfriend at the time, Orlando Hill, sexually abused Jones’ child who was between 9 and 10 years of age at the time of the offenses, the release said.
Hill was tried and convicted of sexual abuse of a minor, sexual offense in the second degree, and related offenses in connection with these acts in November 2022 and is currently awaiting sentencing.
“When a parent sexually abuses their own child, it is an indescribable act of evil. The victim in this case exhibited strength and courage in disclosing the abuse and testifying at trial against the defendant. The jury’s considered verdict of guilty as to all charges is a testament to the victim’s bravery,” said State’s Attorney Jamie L. Dykes.
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