The Court documents released recently revealed the tragic story of a 13-year-old Silver Spring girl who confided in her mother about sexual abuse involving a family friend.
According to WJLA 7, the 13 year old told social workers in January that in 2016, Mahlik “Moon” Kone, 22, of Raleigh North Carolina would stay frequently in the family’s apartment during the weekend where he would allegedly sneak into the girl’s bedroom and initiate unwanted touching.
The girl, who remains unnamed because she’s a minor, also told social workers Kone, who was allegedly known to carry a firearm, would threaten her with violence if she reported the abuse.
The distraughted girl thought she could confide in her mum and seek help, but was slapped and told to “shut up.” The mom, who has since died, also reportedly told Kone what her daughter had confided in her and it reportedly set him off.
“[The victim] advised the next night after she told her mother, Kone threw her against the wall, slapped her and threatened to do something to her if she ever said anything again,” an officer with Montgomery County’s Special Victims Investigations Division relayed in court documents, obtained by WJLA 7.View image on Twitter
The court documents reveal Mahlik Kone subsequently threatened more violence against the girl for telling her mother and reissued his warning not to tell anyone else.
The Police have not shared information regarding the mother’s death. Mahlik Kone was taken into custody on Monday (June 17), six months after he was issued an arrest warrant.
According to court records, Montgomery County District Court Judge Aileen Oliver reportedly granted Kone a $20,000 unsecured personal bond, which requires no monetary payment for release.
However, Kone could face a fine of the same amount if he fails to appear for a future court date. He’s also reportedly been required to stay away from anyone under the age of 18 while awaiting trial.
He has a hearing scheduled for July 12, 2019 at the Montgomery County District Courthouse.