april corcoranWe give you April Corcoran, Mother of the Year. Washington Post, take it away:

“I can honestly say that, in three-and-a-half years on the bench, this is by far the worst thing that has come before this court.” So said Judge Leslie Ghiz of Ohio’s Hamilton County Pleas Court as she sentenced April Corcoran to 51 years to life in prison Tuesday, reported the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Look, judges and cops are always saying, “This is the worst one,” the ultimate limit,  they’ve never seen worse, etc. etc. Is this just judicial hyperbole in this case? We mean, what did this woman do that got Judge Ghiz all wound up?

Corcoran, 32, had pleaded guilty in June to raising money to feed her heroin addiction by loaning out her 11-year-old daughter to her drug dealer, who, with the mother’s blessing, raped, sodomized and abused her, sometimes videotaping it, according to the indictment against Corcoran.

Jesus. H. Christ. On a flaming syringe. Her own daughter!

The preteen was being forced to have vaginal, anal and oral sex with a 40-year-old man. The mother pleaded guilty to multiple counts of complicity to rape, human trafficking and child endangerment.

OK, maybe the judge is right, and this is the worst.

“But wait!” as Ron Popeil might say. “There’s more!” Oh, please, no.

Because he preferred children younger than 11, prosecutors said, the mother dressed her up to look even younger, reported WLWT TV.  “Little did we know, I guess, her drug dealer had a propensity to film little kids when they are performing sexual acts on him,” Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Katie Pridemore said at the time of the plea. “She didn’t have the means or the cash to buy her heroin anymore from her drug dealer,” said Pridemore. “….So she offered up her child in return.”

The courts have been enervated by decades of misguided tikkun olam easing the sufferings of prisoners and convicts. There is no appropriate sentence for this maternal monster, because the threshold of justice in her case crosses right into the terra prohibita that the ostriches have defined as “cruel and unusual.” Ostriches? What else to call those who refuse to look on this extreme end of human misbehavior, lest they should have to admit what punishment Justice demands in this case.

“You showed no kind of mercy,” the judge told her, according to the Enquirer. ” …. I don’t know that you grasp the damage that has been done to this poor child.”

And then, of course, he proceeded to wrist-tap Corcoran, because a wrist tap — a 51-year-to-life sentence is a wrist tap in this case, and she could be out in some small percentage of that — is all the law admits to be meted out to a monster like Corcoran.

Did we tell you, there’s more? And it’s even more evil, or perhaps as evil in a new direction — the criminals of the world seem intent on exhausting our supply of comparatives and even superlatives, don’t they?

Corcoran had a special routine after her daughter was brutalized. As a “reward,” she gave her daughter heroin, the court was told. “Sometimes this defendant would give a little bit of heroin to her daughter,” Pridemore told the court. “The daughter didn’t want it but she said, ‘you’re a good girl. You did the right thing.’”

The middle-schooler vomited each time.

Jesus. H. Christ. Yes, we’re aware we said that already, it just seemed like by the time we scrolled down this far, another prayer was in order.

This happened four times between February and June 2014. Corcoran has not expressed any apologies to her daughter, the judge said in court Tuesday.

Shandell WillinghamHey, what’s to apologize for? Isn’t the Washington Post in favor of early sex education? Corcoran and her boyfriend/dealer, one Shandell Willingham (left), were just homeschooling the kid in that subject!

And the drugs? Why, what about ’em? Surely the Post can’t have a problem with sharing? 

Hmm. How do you think the kid is doing?

Now 13 years old, the girl is living out of state with her father and stepmother. She is taking medication, has had suicidal thoughts and is undergoing medical care, Ghiz said in court Tuesday. There’s doubt she will be able to cope.

Doubt, my eye. The girl is going to be as screwed up as the Pentagon, for life.

“I saw my granddaughter. I heard her small voice,” the girl’s grandmother said in court. “It was horrific. How could she (Corcoran) do this? I don’t know if my granddaughter is going to be able to have a normal life.”

She isn’t. We’ve encountered a number of these victims as adults. Each was a basket case in her own way, but basket cases they were.

The authorities learned of the case in June 2014, when the girl moved in with her father, who reported it.

Now, if you’ve read this far, your ability to feel shock and dismay probably has a bunch of fibrous scar tissue on it by this point, but we’re going to shock you one more time.

The girl’s plight didn’t shock locals in the rural area of Ohio where Corcoran lived, the paper reported at the time of her arrest. “I mean, things like this happen a lot down here,” resident Keith Benson said. “Probably not to this degree, but there’s constantly being reports of animal abuse and fights breaking out around. It’s a little bit surprising but not entirely unexpected.”

via ‘Worst thing that has come before this court’: Mother financed addiction by letting drug dealer rape her child – The Washington Post.

To recap: this girl’s mother pimped her out for drugs, tried to get the kid hooked on heroin too, and the Man In Da Street that the Post finds says that’s “not entirely unexpected.”

Our Article III (and the State equivalent) courts don’t have the powers to levy an appropriate sentence in cases like this. An April Corcoran requires a judge with the imagination of Caligula, who can match her depravity for depravity, and conclude the matter, with the human race conclusively cured of the infection that is April Corcoran.

Anything else may be processedbut it is not justice. 

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16 thoughts on “When Guns are Outlawed, Only Outlaws will have Drug Cravings

Peter O

Honestly, don’t want a Caligula judge. I’ve seen enough horrors with the case, all that’s needed done now is for her to be taken out back and shot like the rabid animal she is. No need to drag things out.

Larry Kaiser

I’ll provide the .22 rifle, the shells and chip in on the backhoe rental. I am depending on you guys to get the laws changed and find a place to dig the grave.


Forget the grave. Let the coyotes clean them up.


Fire cleanses


Bing up “rapper shoots himself in the mouth”


Grant the girl’s dad immunity from prosecution in any incidents involving this monster, then release her to his custody.

And let’s take a moment to thank Kennedy, Ginsburg, Stevens, Souter and Breuer for their compassionate ruling in Kennedy v Louisiana.


This is certainly one for a quick execution, if that were possible under our laws.


Would a stint in general population take care of this? Does that happen in women’s prisons like it reportedly does in men’s institutions? Just make sure the other inmates have seen the paper and drop her off.


I imagine it would be worse. While criminals, I would care to wager that some of the female population still has some form of maternal instincts intact.

Cap’n Mike

The mother needs to be removed from the planet.

I searched but could not find any charge, trial or conviction of Shandell Willingham for what he did to this poor girl. Maybe its still in the works.

He did get 87 years for being a Heroin dealer, but nothing I could find for what he did to her.

As things stand right now, he is just another one of Obamas non violent drug offenders that is a victim of mass incarceration.

Hognose Post author

According to the story at The Smoking Gun, he is awaiting trial on the child buggery etc. raps. Of course, once they get the gay rights and tranny rights and polyamory rights sorted out, NAMBLA is next up. We already don’t punish diddlers if they’re prominent (cf. Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, Pete Townsend, although that doesn’t explain how Rolf Harris wound up in durance vile), soon enough there will be powerful voices for not punishing even the basest of them. “Research from Harvard says the kids may actually benefit, our laws are based on bigotry and prejudice against lovers of youth and beauty….” They’re already decriminalizing it if the offender, too, is young, and as we’ve seen with drug and violent crime, they keep defining “child” up. Where is it now, 25 or 26? Why not 46 if you have “Peter Pan syndrome” and part of your “medical need” is to “express yourself sexually” with five-year-old? Just watch, it will come, and the press and the academy will follow the activists on it, and try to shut up anyone who resists, with the usual labels. Just label me a H8R now and get it over with.

A lot of people have a malformed idea of who these “nonviolent offenders” are, based on nonsense from dope activists “Billy was a promising premed student who got 20 years for a bag of sticks and seeds” and have never spent a day sitting in an urban courtroom watching criminal cases proceed. Never mind done a ride-along in, say, Dorchester or Mattapan, if today’s risk-averse police managers would even allow such a thing. The academy picks up the activists’s drivel, the press imbibes it with the mothers’ milk of university credentialling (not “education” any more), and the Overton Window moves.


*** Just label me a H8R now and get it over with. ***

Okay, you’re a H8R. Now you want to work the roadblock with me at the county line and string up the DINK designees, or do we go do the ICEX route and go hunting.


With national governments in collapse at the end of the XXth century, something had to fill the vacuum, and in many cases it was the returned veterans. They had lost a war, most of them had no jobs, many were sore as could be over the terms of the Treaty of New Delhi, especially the P.O.W. foul-up — and they knew how to fight. But it wasn’t revolution; it was more like what happened in Russia in 1917 — the system collapsed; somebody else moved in. The first known case, in Aberdeen, Scotland, was typical. Some veterans got together as vigilantes to stop rioting and looting, hanged a few people (including two veterans) and decided not to let anyone but veterans on their committee. Just arbitrary at first — they trusted each other a bit, they didn’t trust anyone else. What started as an emergency measure became constitutional practice in a generation or two. -Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein, Pg. 179 (1959)


If it has to be done, a man — a real man — shoots his own dog himself; he doesn’t hire a proxy who may bungle it.

Greg Pagans

two rounds [each] in the back of their heads, unmarked graves. maybe a couple days with their genitals hooked up to a car battery, but that’s just me.


***two rounds [each] in the back of their heads, unmarked graves. maybe a couple days with their genitals hooked up to a car battery, but that’s just me.***

I am happy to tell you that you are nowhere near creative enough. Be thankful that you are not, and leave it at that.


***Look, judges and cops are always saying, “This is the worst one,” the ultimate limit, they’ve never seen worse, etc. etc. Is this just judicial hyperbole in this case? We mean, what did this woman do that got Judge Ghiz all wound up?***

Not as bad as at least one I worked, in which the loving mother of a two-year-old son was too broke [drug habit] to buy her boyfriend/dealer a Christmas gift or card, so let him have a go at the boy as a fond Christmas remembrance. After indictment by a local grand jury, she not only used her court-appointed/taxpayer-paid attorney to try to beat the criminal charges, but also to attempt to regain custody from the boy’s grandmother, which offered the possibility of eliminating the testimony against her, likely via an *accident.* Not surprisingly, the case got a change of venue out of our county, but a change of the judge hearing the case was not requested, so hizzoner made the trip to the designated courthouse, where he dismissed the charges against the male perp *with prejudice,* meaning they could not be refilled even if additional evidence later surfaced; seemed the judge’s son was among those the dealer had been supplying. *Mom of the year* left the county without her boy, at least; that was about the only bright spot in the whole miserable deal. But the whole story could very easily fill an entire book.

At least one of the investigating cops left his law enforcement career over it; child rapists were one thing, but dealing with the lawyers and judges who turned them loose was more than he could handle, and he was worried that he might go the route of taking care of it outside the law he’d sworn to uphold.

At least one other of the ones I worked in which a 5-year-old girl was raped and murdered was at least as atrocious, if not as lengthy.

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