Michael Lacy’s daughter had a sleep over and invited a friend, who went home from the ordeal pregnant with Lacy’s baby. He claims he had taken medications and that he thought it was his wife the whole time. A West Virginia TV station said 36-year-old Lacy told police he’d taken Lortab and Xanax the night of the sleepover. He said he woke up to someone kissing his neck, and figuring it was his wife, he kissed back. He said he didn’t remember anything else because he had taken all those painkillers. The 11 year old girl, a virgin at the time, was discovered to be pregnant and Lacy faced sexual assault charges.
Young girls like this are often coerced or forced into unwanted sex that doesn’t reflect their emotional age and physical immaturity. They are commonly victimized by men much older than they are. Even girls who are pre-menstrual can become pregnant, which compounds the tragedy of the rape for one so young.
Parents, your children aren’t safe at a sleepover where an adult male is present, especially one using drugs. There needs to be at least one or two unrelated adults present in addition to the parents for supervision purposes. There is no mention of where Lacy’s wife was during the rape, so apparently there was little supervision by her. It is the parents responsibility to keep their children safe and if we let our children go to sleepovers at all, there needs to be adequate supervision. Often, you can’t trust a mother to protect children from her spouse as many times they are emotionally abused themselves and passively involved in the abuse, whether they know what happened and don’t tell anyone, or they know what happened and participated themselves.
Britain announced its first official “youngest mother” was a girl the same age as this one – 11.
The world’s youngest mother ever was a 5-year-old Peruvian girl.
- Domestic Violence: Three Women Killed for Refusing Abortion (gofishministries.wordpress.com)