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More disturbing details have emerged about the abuse June “Mama June” Shannon’s kids suffered at the hands of her then-live-in boyfriend Mark McDaniel.
According to newly released court documents, not just Anna Cardwell- - who has spoken about McDaniel molesting her-- was affected by the pedophile her mother was dating. The documents posted by Radar Online reveal Shannon’s then three-year-old daughter had to watch McDaniel sexually abuse her older sister.
A police report from 2004 details an interview Cardwell, now 20, had with an official from the Division of Family and Children Services. In the interview, Cardwell stated that she was forced to have sex with McDaniel.
“Anna then stated that her sister… is in the bed with them when this is going on,” the court documents detail.
Cardwell lived with her grandmother Sandra Hale while the abuse was going on, but she frequently visited the trailer her mother and McDaniel shared. The court documents say the abuse occurred in Shannon’s bedroom while she was at work.
Cardwell lived with her grandmother after McDaniel went to jail and only repaired her relationship with her mother shortly before TLC began filming “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” a reality show that centered on her younger sister Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson.
Cardwell, who now has a child of her own, told People magazine her mother didn't believe her when she spoke out about the abuse. According to court documents, she first revealed what she had gone through to a teacher at her school.
"A week or so after it happened, I talked to Mama and she was upset, crying and saying, 'I don't believe you,'" she recalled. "And I was like, 'Mama, he did that to me and I can't do anything about it. You were never there to see it. You were always at work.'"
McDaniel went to jail for aggravated child molestation and was released in March. He has since been photographed with June Shannon, which prompted TLC to cancel “Honey Boo Boo.”