Awful New Details About The Dad Who Had His Girlfriend Rape His 11-Year-Old Autistic Son Because He Was Worried The Boy Was Gay

Photo: Madison County Sheriff's Office
Sean Cole

"He just thought he could, for lack of better words, ‘straighten him out.'”

An Alabama man is behind bars after police say he organized the rape of his 11-year-old son. 

According to AL.com,  Sean Cole, 29, suspected that his son, who has autism, might be gay. So he arranged for his girlfriend, Khadeijah Moore, to sexually assault, sodomize and inappropriately touch the child. 

The incident occurred during Thanksgiving weekend in 2016 when Moore was 20 years old. 

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“It was solely that (Cole) was worried that his son was gay or might become gay,” Madison County Assistant District Attorney Tim Douthit said. “There was no evidence he had a sexual attraction to his son or children."

"He just thought he could, for lack of better words, ‘straighten him out.'” 

While having his son over for the weekend to visit, Cole said he found him in a "compromising position" with another boy. That's when he directed Moore to perform sex acts on the 11-year-old. 

According to trial testimony, the couple also forced Cole's son to perform sex acts on Moore. 

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When the boy returned home to his mother in Georgia, he asked her questions about sex and sexual behavior that made her suspicious. He then told her what had happened. 

In January 2017, Moore and Cole were arrested and found guilty rape, sodomy, and sexual abuse of a child younger than 12. They both face up to life in prison. 

Madison County Sheriff's Office

Cole is being held on $750,000 bail. Moore did not show up for trial and is considered to be a fugitive from justice and found guilty in absentia.

Douthit said the boy still thinks he did something wrong. 

“The most terrible part of this is the little boy still doesn’t understand it’s not his fault,” he said. “He still thinks he’s the bad guy. It’s heartbreaking."

According to the attorney, the boy as said “I was thinking why is my dad doing this to me. Dad said to tell no one. I failed him.”

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