images.washingtonpost.comThis is the story of a heroin addicted woman  (I won’t call her a mother) named April Corcoran,  who pimped out her 11 year old daughter to her drug dealer, Shandell Willingham. Corcoran was just sentenced to 51 years (not enough in my book) and Willingham’s case is still pending.


The story is beyond anything I’ve ever read; it is beyond horrific.  As I read the story, I couldn’t pass the quote from Keith Benson, a resident of the building were Willingham lived.

“I mean, things like this happen a lot down here,” resident Keith Benson said. “Probably not to this degree, but there’s constantly being reports of animal abuse and fights breaking out around. It’s a little bit surprising but not entirely unexpected.”

Did he just imply that things like this are a common occurrence there to a lesser degree and although it’s surprising it not entirely unexpected?