Apparently, in LANCASTER COUNTY, SC its not a big deal if you are incestuous. Its such a small deal, in fact, that a particular “father”, Fred Lee Montgomery, only got one year in jail for raping his then 12 or 13 year old daughter, Tiara Stevens, and impregnating her. Yes, she was only 13 years old when she gave birth and she didn’t even have her own bedroom – she didn’t even have her own bed. She slept on the floor and Montgomery would come in and rape her and leave her laying on the floor while he went back to sleep on his bed.
No word about the whereabouts of Tiara’s “mother”.
Tiara is now 27 years old and the mother of a blind child (who is also her half-brother). She said the sentence is a slap in her face. It most certainly is. To make matters worse, a blood test confirmed Fred Lee Montgomery was the father of his daughter’s child in the year 2000 and the case just went to trial this year after Tiara called the police!!!!! I wish this was a joke but unfortunately it is not.
People: there are too many kids who don’t have any one to advocate for them. Where was her mother? Where were the social workers when she gave birth at 13? It is SO important to speak up for children who you know are being abused or neglected. Often times no one else will. Don’t turn a blind eye, ever. If you do, you are just as responsible as the monsters who hurt these precious angels.
**Thanks go to Jennifer and GT for the tips. Extra thanks to Jennifer for the write up.