Newton Mother Accused of Letting Man Have Sex with Her 11-Year-Old Daughter

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

NEWTON, Iowa -- A Newton Mother is charged with child endangerment after police say she allowed a friend to sleep with her 11-year-old daughter. The charges came to light after it was discovered the now 12-year-old victim is pregnant.

Thirty-seven-year-old Tina Durant didn't have much to say to us when we showed up at her Newton home. "I'm not saying anything 'til I talk with my lawyer."

But the police report says plenty. According to Newton police, Durant knew that now 24-year-old Jacob White was sleeping with her 11-year-old daughter in the same bed in their home. According to the police report, "During the investigation several witnesses were identified who had lived in the same residence and observed the 11-year-old victim sleeping in the same bed with the 23-year old. Witnesses indicated that they addressed it with the victim's mother, Tina Durant, who refused to take action."

According to the police report, during a doctor's appointment, the alleged victim was heard telling her mother, "I tried to tell you several times."

Durant says there's more to the story but she won't say what. "I told them everything that I said and what went on and they still won't believe me," she said.

Neighbors like Gordon Jones aren't surprised by the charges. "No. Nothing surprises me anymore," he said, "Just too much stuff goes on over there. People go in and out. You never know who's going and coming any time day or night."

Jones says Durant belongs in jail. "Yeah I mean she has all kinds of people going in and out all the time. Then they had a bunch of pit bulls over there but they disappeared. You never know what's going on over there."

Jacob White has been charged with third degree sexual abuse.


  • Christy Nida

    Really makes no sense to me that she is out on the street after this and standing there like nothing she is a said excuse for a mother and if it was a drug case she wld not be on the street what is wrong with our justice system please let me know

  • Dianne Wares

    What a sick disgusting excuse for a mother! And as for White…be sure to send him to General Population… He will not make it out unscathed!

    • Scott

      She’s not a mother, she’s a uterus with a head. Any woman (or female of any species for that matter) can pop out a kid. It takes a real human being to be a mother and this…thing, clearly is not.

  • kelli

    The other people in the house that knew it was going on and said nothing to the authorities should be charged also

  • Helen

    This woman is nothing more than a piece of scum along with that guy. Now a 12 year old is pregnant. Great , another one for us to pay for. Lock them up and throw away the key!

    • Jenna

      Please think about what you said. Yes, this is disgusting but your comment just placed blame on to the victim. She’s going to have to live with this, and who’s to say the child isn’t given up for adoption? Seriously, let’s think about the child and what she has to be faced with.

  • Sue

    and both the little girls ‘mother’ and the POS that got her pregnant should be sterilized immediately!! Preferable castrate him. They have both proven they should not be allowed to breed!! but, of course, the ACLU will say that goes against their civil liberties and we can’t do that. I’m guessing the little girls’ dad is a POS too since we haven’t heard anything from him in all of this.

  • Hugo S LaVia

    Are THESE the Iowa values Joni Earnst is always yammering on about?
    Is THIS the protection Iowa’s children can expect with leaders like Terry “Parkinson’s” Branstad?
    I know, neither of them had anything to do with this. I just wanted to see what it felt like to rationalize like a Hypo-Christian Republican’t. Feels good — you don’t even need a brain!

  • Heather

    I hope these disgusting excuses for human beings are prosecuted to the fullest extent allowed by law.
    But shame on you, Aaron Brilbeck and WHO- your rush to get the scoop on this story and your identifying Tina Durant in your story resulted in you basically publicly identifying a child who has been the victim of repeated sexual assaults. And don’t use the excuse that Durante allowed you to film, etc- I think it’s been shown that she’s incapable of acting in the best interest of her child.
    This is shoddy, irresponsible and sensationalistic “journalism”.

    • iamjoespinkyfinger

      now heather, make sure you go around and post on kcci and all the other websites that picked up the story and gave the mother’s name, and make sure you scream at facebook for not taking down the photo of the mother and the victim, and while you’re at it, stalk all the facebook friends both the mother and the guy have and make sure you go after them for not going to the police etc etc etc blah blah blah.

      Or just do what you people usually do, make some post on Facebook and then demand people share if they care and pat yourself on the back.

  • Bill Sly

    Take that sub human piece of trash and throw her in prison right along with that child molester and let the people in the general population take care of them! What the hell is wrong with people. I pray the little girl is being taken care of in a safe place. Hell is definitely waiting on these two.

  • What???

    I have reread this question over & over & all I can do is shake my head. Did you SERIOUSLY just ask that??

  • Justin Vink

    I’m from newton, and I just wanted to let everyone who reads this article know that the entire town is just as bad as this mother. Crap like this is going on all over and no one realizes it, or if they do nothing is done most of the time. Just last year a pedophile was arrested by the F.B.I. who lived on my street. Several years before that our walk-in medical care establishment beside the hospital was closed because they were illegally distributing prescription drugs. I’m so glad to be leaving for college tomorrow 8/23/2014. The town is a den of immorality and filth, it corrupts people, ruins marriages, ruins lives, and I am all the worse for having grown up here. I can only hope it has not ruined me entirely.

  • oldfriend

    I have known this lady for years never thought this would happen she was a friend but not now this makes me sick your suppose to protect your kids not put them in harms way . She is young n dont need to be going through what shes going through hope the mom gets what is deserved she shouldn’t even be out of jail

Comments are closed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.