By Tara Becker
A Davenport woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to an aggravated misdemeanor in connection with a child sex abuse investigation at a Davenport mobile home park.
Andrea L. Rodden, 33, faces up to two years in prison when she is sentenced June 24 on a single charge of child endangerment. According to Rodden's plea agreement, Scott County prosecutors will drop a felony charge of child endangerment causing bodily injury at sentencing.
Why is it they drop the more serious charge when plea bargaining? That's just crazy to me.
According to court documents, Rodden allowed a child to spend the night with registered sex offender James E. Faler on Oct. 30, 2011, at the Patriot Mobile Home Park, 4847 W. Kimberly Road. The child was sexually abused by Faler, who documented the abuse by taking a picture, according to court documents.
Davenport is on the Iowa side of the Mississippi River.
|Pervert's home - Patriot Mobile Home Park|
Faler, 49, is charged in federal court with multiple counts of producing child pornography. He is scheduled to be tried July 13.
Faler's half-brother, Melvin T. Lucier, 55, also a sex offender, is charged with multiple counts of second-degree sexual abuse in Scott County. He will be tried Aug. 3 in the first of three cases he faces.
Thomas E. Jenkins, 24, also a sex offender, was sentenced earlier this year to up to 50 years in prison for sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl while living at the mobile home park in 2012.
Sherry Ann Oats, 49, was sentenced to nine years in prison for allowing multiple children to spend the night with the two men. Several of the children were sexually abused.
Her daughter, Jessica L. Epping, 30, was sentenced in January to two years probation for an aggravated misdemeanor count of child endangerment.
Oats' other daughter, Jenni M. Jenkins, pleaded guilty in March to three counts of misdemeanor child endangerment. She will be sentenced June 4.
Sarah M. McConnell, 35, pleaded guilty in April to two counts of felony child endangerment. She will be sentenced June 18.
The case against Shaneka M. Posey, 24, charged with felony child endangerment, is pending.
It's mothers like these degenerates that cause me to doubt my position on abortion.
Iowa's hair-brained policy of lumping sex-offenders into groups in trailer parks where children live or visit, is just plain insanity. You need to change that now!