Mom accused of trafficking girl for heroin pleads guilty

CINCINNATI —A Warren County mother pleaded guilty in a Hamilton County court Thursday to 10 felony counts and admitted to using her daughter as a means to satisfy her own drug addiction.

April Corcoran, 32, handed over her 11-year-old daughter to a drug dealer for sex in exchange for him giving Cocoran heroin, prosecutors said.

"The defendant that stands before you today was addicted to heroin. She didn't have the means or the cash to buy her heroin anymore from her drug dealer, the co-defendant Shandell Willingham so she offered up her child in return," said Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Katie Pridemore.

Prosecutors said Corcoran took elaborate steps to make her daughter appear even younger than 11.

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