A jury in Florida has convicted George Joseph England, 66, of making a woman his sex-slave for almost twenty years.
England bought the child from her mother in Vietnam when she was three years-old. He raped or molested her every day until she turned eighteen. The victim is now 43 years-old and testified last week about her two decades of hell.
England has been convicted on all five federal counts, including taking a minor across state lines for the purposes of sexual assault.
“Today’s guilty verdict brings to an end this international decades-long tragedy of child abuse and exploitation,” U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer said in a statement. “Although nothing can restore a child’s lost innocence, we hope that the verdict will at least help heal deep wounds and provide victims of abuse with hope and trust in our justice system.”
Children won’t have any hope or trust in our justice system until child sexual abuse and the sex-slave industry is STOPPED at its core. Children don’t want to be victims in the first place. Once the child is taken and raped for years, the damage is done.
The victim testified that her perpetrator impregnated her as many as nine times. Five of the pregnancies happened before she was age sixteen. One child was given up for adoption, and the rest were forced abortions.
When the victim turned eighteen, she said she threatened to commit suicide if England raped her again. She later escaped and eventually told her second husband about her horrific childhood.
FBI agents caught England in south Florida in 2005 when he attempted to obtain a passport. Federal charges were filed against him five years later.
England is facing 30 years in prison.
Why not life without parole? Or maybe all child sexual abusers should face a mandatory death penalty if caught? Maybe this will stop some perpetrators from assigning many children a death sentence of their soul.
England’s sentencing is set for March 24.