Mother Charged In Sex Abuse Case

A mother is charged with felony child abuse after deputies say a 13-year-old family member was sexually abused in her home.

Maude Pimental, 40-years-old of Jacksonville, is charged with child abuse, obstruction of justice, and contributing to a juvenile being a delinquent. Investigators say she allowed a 19-year-old man to live in her home and have sex acts with a 13-year-old girl.

The 19-year-old arrested in this case is Lani Wave Phillips. He is charged with sexual acts with a child and he's being held on a $480,000 bond.


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