3 Admit To Sexual Abuse Of Teenage Girl In Moorpark

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(credit: CBS)

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VENTURA (AP) — A man and two women have pleaded guilty in connection with the sexual abuse of a Southern California girl when she was 12 and 13 years old.

The Ventura County Star says 50-year-old Shawn Damon Barth pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14, continuous sexual abuse and a special allegation of sex with a child.

He faces 31 years to life in prison when he’s sentenced June 28.

Prosecutors said Barth regularly abused the girl, beginning in a San Bernardino County trailer park and continuing in the Ventura County community of Moorpark.

Barth’s ex-girlfriend Jessica Ceci and a woman related to the girl witnessed incidents but failed to protect her.

Ceci pleaded guilty to felony child endangerment. The relative pleaded guilty to continuous sexual abuse of a child.

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