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Prince Sentenced For Sexual Contact With Relative

December 18, 2009, 6:26 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

Prince Sentenced For Sexual Contact With Relative
A 44 year old Sioux Falls woman who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 14 year old girl is headed to prison. Cara Prince and her boyfriend, 41 year old Paul Churchill, were charged in June on multiple counts of sexual abuse against three young relatives.

In court Friday Lincoln County States Attorney Tom Wollman said this case is, "Nothing short of disgusting." Prince had oral sex with a 14-year-old female relative, and that's why she's headed to prison for 15 years.

Cara Prince cried in a Lincoln County courtroom Friday as she apologized to the 14-year-old victim for what she did to her, something Prince now has to think about in prison. 

"It's the first time I've ever worked on a case like this where a female offender has perpetrated an act upon a 14-year-old girl like this," Lincoln County States Attorney Tom Wollman said.

Prince pleaded guilty to sexual contact with a minor and got the maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. Wollman says it was best for Prince to plead guilty, so the victim would not have to re-live the events in court. 

"One of the things we always have to factor in, is a jury trial going to cause more damage to this victim? Is it going to cause more harm to the victim in our pursuit for the ends of justice?" Wollman said.

Prince's co-defendant, Paul Churchill, has pleaded not-guilty and is still awaiting his next court date. Court papers say at times the two had sex with all three children together. And, Wollman says while Prince now knows her fate, those victims still face a very difficult future. 

"When we close this file out it doesn't close the file for the victims," Wollman said.

Prince will have to complete a sex offender treatment program before she is eligible for parole.

Churchill faces more serious charges of first and second degree rape in this case.

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