A 26-year-old Missouri woman is facing an assault charge after allegedly putting a condom in her 5-year-old daughter’s underwear to get back at her ex-husband.
Her plan? The woman instructed the child to hide the rubber in her father’s house so that he would believe that his fiance was cheating.
According to the O’Fallon Patch, the condom had been made to look like it was used and was placed near the child’s vaginal area.
Police were called on May 3 because the girl seemed “distressed” when she returned to her father’s house, hiding out behind a shower curtain. She described the condom as “yucky.”
On February 22, the mother (unidentified to protect the girl’s identity) was charged with third-degree assault because authorities believe she gave the child a condom knowing that the action would be considered “offensive or provocative.”
It is unclear why it took nearly a year for the mother to be charged.