Civil suit says sexual abuse of Eden girls began at age 12

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Teresa Vanover, Mickey Dale Snow, Everett James Ferris Jr., Donnie Ray Carter and Thomas Obie Woodall.

EDEN, N.C. — Two mentally disabled girls allegedly sold into prostitution by their mother need long-term medical and psychiatric attention for repeated sexual abuse, according to a civil suit filed on their behalf.

Mickey Dale Snow and three other local men, each charged with paying to perform sex acts on the girls, should have to pay for their care, the suit contends.

The girls’ court-appointed legal representative and a Charlotte attorney filed the suit Dec. 14 in Rockingham County Superior Court.

It says the men sexually assaulted and battered the girls “on numerous occasions over the course of multiple years,” beginning when each was 12. Their emotional trauma and other injuries “are all ongoing and will continue into the future,” the suit says.

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