A building that once housed a daycare center and later became a “swingers’ club” in Mineola, Texas turned into a house of horrors for four children who were forced to perform sex acts on others and each other.
Shauntel Mayo, 29, the ringleader of this unthinkable abuse, made her three kids (then age 5, 6, and 7) and her own 6-year-old baby sister perform sex acts if they wanted dinner. “The unthinkable,” said Smith County assistant district attorney Joe Murphy. “She had her kids have sex with each other and taught them to masturbate. She taught them how to strip. She withheld food from them. All so she could make money.”
An apologetic Ian Kessinger, 30, of Nitro said stress and drugs led him to hurt his son Benjamin on three separate occassions. The boy was born Dec. 20.
“It’s the worst thing I’ve ever done,” Kessinger said on his way to arraignment in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. “If I could take it back, I’d take it back in a heartbeat.”
According to a criminal complaint on file in magistrate court, officers went to Women and Children’s Hospital on Tuesday after doctors discovered that the boy had a fractured skull, a broken collarbone and a broken wrist.