Lawyer Dad Charged With Sexually Abusing Teen Human Trafficking Victim

A young human trafficking victim was reportedly betrayed by one person whom she should have been able to trust: a 56-year-old Philadelphia attorney who police say admitted to having sex with the 14-year-old teen more than a dozen times in his office. Brian Meehan is facing a slew of charges after the unidentified girl accused the lawyer -- who is married with three daughters -- of having sex with her during work hours and bragging about how he preferred young girls.

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This poor teen's story is truly tragic. She was reportedly recruited by a couple from Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 2012 -- when she was just 12 -- and they made her work as a prostitute in Philadelphia while threatening to beat and kill her if she ran away.

One month later, she was reportedly sold like a piece of gum to a man in Camden, New Jersey, for just a couple hundred dollars. She was used and treated so horrifically that she had to be hospitalized for severe vaginal pain and trauma. For some insane reason, the young girl was released or taken from the hospital before police could interview her and returned to that first couple in Germantown -- whose identities have yet to be revealed.

The teen's nightmare was far from over. She was then allegedly sold to a pimp in Georgia and worked as a prostitute for one year until federal authorities identified her as a human trafficking victim.

Here's where Meehan comes in: the lawyer represented the Germantown couple. And, while representing them, he met this young victim and reportedly brought her into his office numerous times, where she says he engaged in vaginal and oral intercourse with her.

The girl was reportedly able to describe Meehan's office -- which police found contained evidence that proved sex acts had taken place there. She also told cops the attorney admitted to her that he liked younger girls and that the youngest girl he had sex with was only 12 years old.

Meehan is being charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corrupting the morals of a minor, indecent assault, promoting prostitution of a minor, and patronizing prostitutes for sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl.

Obviously, this man's career should end abruptly and he should be penalized to the full extent of the law. Hoping this young victim is able to recuperate after dealing with such trauma and that Meehan's young daughters are also able to put their lives back together after discovering their father allegedly treated a little girl so horrifically.

What consequence do you feel Meehan should get if he is convicted?

 

Image via Philadelphia District Attorney's Office

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