Jacksonville mother accused of selling sex with her 6-year-old daughter in exchange for drugs and money.
Dalina J. Nichols, 35, is being held on child neglect charges after a tip about sexual abuse on her child was reported to the police. The tip came to the police in January and Nicholas was extradited for Muscogee County, Georgia to Jacksonville, Florida. In addition to Nichols’ charges, the police also charged two men with capital sexual battery and one other suspect is being sought as well.
The tip from January came from a homeless man who flagged down a passing office and told him what had been going on in the home. The man had been to the home prior for drugs and gave the police the information about the sexual abuse said Sergeant Mark Evans, the lead detective for the case.
Police started an investigation upon hearing the tip which ultimately led to the warrant for Nichols arrest. During an interview with the daughter, she told the police the details of the sexual attacks by three men. By the time the police were set to arrest Nichols, she fled the area.
Nichols lived in Jacksonville Beach where she supported herself and her drug habit by selling her daughter for various sexual acts. Witnesses and neighbors told police that drug were frequent in the home and many different men were seen coming in and out of the house at all hours of night.
With a suspect still at large, it’s too soon to tell what will happen with the investigation and case. However, those close to the case find it difficult to get past the horrific nature of the situation.
“I can’t think of an adjective that’s bad enough to describe [the allegations],” Jacksonville Beach Police Chief Bruce Thomason said. “Anyone who would harm a child is just beneath contempt.”