Idaho woman who assisted man raping young girl receives life sentence

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A south-central Idaho woman who told investigators she held down a young girl so the girl could be raped up to 25 times by a man over an eight-year period has been sentenced to life in prison.

The Times-News reports that 46-year-old Kandi Mohr was sentenced Tuesday in 5th District Court and must serve 20 years before becoming eligible for parole.

Mohr pleaded guilty in February to one count of lewd conduct with a minor under 16, one count of injury to a child and one count of sexual abuse of a child under 16.

"I've never seen a case that approached the depravity, cruelty and harm to a child," said 5th District Judge Richard Bevan, noting he has been a judge for nine years, a prosecutor before that and an attorney for 25 years.

Earlier this month 45-year-old David Michael Meyers was sentenced to life in prison for lewd conduct with a child prosecutors say started when the child was 3.

"They only stopped because they were arrested," said Twin Falls County Deputy Prosecutor Rosemary Emory in arguing for the life sentence for Mohr.

Emory described how Mohr admitted abusing other children and being present when Meyers and another man abused the victim.

"You cannot give a child back her innocence," Emory said, calling what happened to the girl a "recurring nightmare."

Mohr told the court she takes full responsibility for her actions, and that she didn't mean to hurt children.

"I'm not asking you to feel sorry for me," she said. "I'm just asking for some help."

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Information from: The Times-News