Aunt of Brittney Wood Found Guilty of Sodomy, Sex Abuse

The aunt of missing teen Brittany Wood who was allegedly involved in a family sex ring in Mobile has been found guilty by a Mobile Circuit Court jury.

Mendy Kent, the aunt of Brittany Wood, was found guilty of second-degree sodomy and sex abuse. The jury heard from five witnesses on Tuesday morning, including one of the victims.. After the guilty verdict prosecutor Nikki Patterson spoke about the courage of the victims in this case to come forward.  “For these children and not just the child in this particular case, there are a number of children involved here, they grew up, these were their families. This is what they knew.”

Kent’s husband Dustin, who has already pleaded guilty to child sex charges in Baldwin County, testified against his wife.

Closing arguments were heard just before lunchtime. It took jurors just over an hour to return with guilty verdicts on both charges.

You might remember Brittney Wood vanished in May of 2012. Some have speculated she was going to reveal the sex abuse in the family to police when she disappeared.

Eleven people have been charged in the case so far.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 5. Kent faces ten to forty years behind bars.

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