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Mom Accepted $400 to Let Man Molest Her Young Daughter. Now, the Girl Is Safe and She’s in Jail

Shirley Harmon
Ector County Law Enforcement Center

For three years, the mom looked the other way while a man regularly molested her young daughter.

As KOSA News reports, 36-year-old Shirley Harmon of Ector County, Texas, allegedly knew that 62-year-old Gary Landreth was abusing her daughter. In fact, she accepted money from Landreth in exchange for access to the young girl.

According to the Odessa American, the abuse began in 2017, when the girl was only 2 years old. The last incident was on January 7 of this year.

The girl, who is now 5, has since been rescued and removed from her home. In a forensic interview at the Harmony Home Child Advocacy Center, the girl described how Landreth had touched her inappropriately. A medical exam confirmed that the girl had been sexually assaulted.

In an interview with authorities, Harmon admitted that her daughter told her about Landreth — that he hurt her and touched her inappropriately. However, the mom ignored her daughter’s cry for help and continued to let Landreth spend time with the girl.

She explained that Landreth had paid her $400 for the opportunity to molest her daughter.

Landreth was charged with sexual assault of a child on January 14. His bond was set at $50,000, and he has since posted bail.

Harmon has been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child as well as endangering a child (for her failure to report Landreth). Her bond has been set at $50,000, and she remains in custody.

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  1. Since we can’t get the death penalty they both should be sterilized. Just cut his damned junk off. She should never be allowed to give birth again.

  2. I don’t need to read this crap I only clicked on the article to see what a couple of assholes looked like. I agree with Maggie

  3. It should be NO BOND for both. Mom ???? should be fixed to assure that she doesn’t have any more children to sell!

    • Yes exactly!!! $400 is the going rate to sexually abuse a 2 year old??? The mother deserves to die a slow painful death while pleading for help. And then everyone else can just turn a shoulder like they cant hear her cries

  4. Omg I just threw up in my mouth!! I would applause anyone in Texas where guns are still allowed , (thank god) and save us taxpayers the grief of this stupid unnecessary trial and just shoot the 2 vile people who destroyed this 5 year old child!!
    I wish I could adopt her and show her what a loving family really is, God knows she is gonna need it.

  5. Cattle rustlers and horse theives were hung from the nearest tree in Texas 100 years ago with no trial, they just had to have the cattle or horse. This “MOTHER” admitted to taking money knowing what was happening so even that is too good for people like her with no souls. Drawn and quartered? Firing squad? Stoning in the town square? Make it a public execution so any other evil and disgusting creatures can see where they are headed if they commit such a sin. None of this will ever repair the damage that this baby will suffer with the rest of her life, I can’t imagine the pain and abandonment she feels knowing her own mother, her protector let this happen to her. They do not deserve to have a trial and absolutely don’t deserve to live. I’m tired of people having more compassion for the violators than for the victims they destroy. These crimes deserve a punishment that guarantees the safety of other children that could be hurt as well!

  6. This poor little girl will grow up so messed up. This woman doesn’t deserve to have a daughter. I hope she and the this 62 POS rot in hell!! Karma come get em!!!

  7. Just try to sterilize these sub-humans. There’d be an uproar from the nutsies saying we can’t prevent them from breeding. ‘You have no right to deny someone the right to give birth’. Likely from a judge.
    Try it; I guarantee it.
    Hundreds of these Neanderthals should be sterilized every year. But noooooo, we must protect their RIGHTS, don’t ya know. So they can pick up where they left off. ‘Everyone can be rehabilitated.’ How stupid are people who actually believe that?

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