I think this is very strange that this mother had no idea that her
daughter was being abused for years. Did they never talk at all?

Police: Man Molested Girlfriend's Daughter
Mother Claims Not To Have Known

POSTED: 4:41 pm EDT September 2, 2007
UPDATED: 4:55 pm EDT September 2, 2007

TIPTON, Ind. -- A man is arrested in Tipton County after he was accused engaging in sexual misconduct with his girlfriend's daughter over a three-year period.

Police said Jimmie Wayne Allen, 44, of Logansport, had been hiding for more than a month in a Miami County home before a tip led police to arrest him on Thursday.

Investigators said the child, who was 12 at the time, was molested for three years while living with Allen and her mother.

The girl's mother told police that she wasn't aware of sexual misconduct involving her daughter.

Police said their investigation began in May 2007.

Allen is being held on $500,000 bond and has a warrant on a total 24 felony counts of child molesting and criminal deviate conduct.