A mum accused of letting drug dealers sexually abuse a child for 13 years in exchange for drugs has been found guilty.
Celeste Chambers, 37, is likely to spend the rest of her life in prison after she was convicted on seven counts, including child abuse, human trafficking and capital sexual battery.
She had previously pleaded not guilty to all charges after being arrested in June 2017.
The sickening abuse is said to have taken place between February 2003 and March 2016, and started when the girl was just three-years-old, according to court documents.
Chambers, along with her accomplice and ex-husband Kevin Wyatt, would ‘pimp the girl out’ in a bid to pay for their drug habit, the court heard.
The trial, which lasted two days, included testimony from both Chambers and the victim.
In court, the girl’s grandmother told how the child had been traumatised and was often unable to sleep.
Heartbreakingly, when questioned by social workers, the girl was reluctant to come forward about the abuse, for fear that she would get into trouble.
Wyatt was also arrested and pleaded guilty to child abuse charges in connection with the girl last year.
The couple had been living in Florida at the time.
Prosecutor Anna Norris told US media: “I am glad this child was finally vindicated. What Chambers did to her was wrong and she was finally strong enough to come forward. It’s a difficult accusation to make. Now [Chambers] can’t hurt anyone.”
Chambers, who is facing a life sentence without parole, is due to be sentenced on January 14.