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Did Mama June endanger her children by dating a convicted child molester? Though Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon claims the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star dumped ex-boyfriend Mark McDaniel for good years ago, RadarOnline.com can reveal exclusive details of the disgraced child molester’s sickening past — a dark history of “immoral and indecent acts" that would terrify any mother.
According to Henry County, Georgia, court documents obtained by Radar, the 53-year-old was indicted in June 2003 for aggravated child molestation, aggravated sexual battery and child molestation stemming from multiple incidents involving an 8-year-old member of June’s family. (Radar has chosen not to name the innocent victim.)
Between October 1, 2002, and March 28, 2003, McDaniel “did then and there unlawfully perform an immoral and indecent act which did involve an act of sodomy to the victim…with intent to arouse and satisfy the sexual desires of said accused and said act involving the mouth of said victim and the sex organ of the accused,” district attorney Tommy K. Floyd wrote.
But the disgusting accusations didn’t end there. The district attorney went on to claim McDaniel “did then and there unlawfully penetrate with a foreign object, to wit: fingers, the sexual organ of the victim without the consent of said victim,” “place his penis upon the genital area” of the victim and “masturbate in the presence of said victim.”
A Henry County Superior Court clerk tells Radar that the case was dismissed by the grand jury — but justice was served when McDaniel was later convicted on aggravated child molestation charges in another case in nearby Spalding County.
According to the Georgia Sex Offender Registry, he was sentenced to ten years in prison for his crime. McDaniel remained behind bars in Dodge State Prison from June 24, 2004 until March 1, 2014.
Now, the dangerous felon is free— and according to reports, cozying back up to the newly single June, 34, who dumped longtime partner Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, 42, in September after she caught him looking for love online.
However, June’s daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, 14, exclusively tells Radar that her mother hasn’t spoken to McDaniel in a decade.
“My mom left Mark 10 years ago,” she insists.