A Jacksonville Beach, Fla. woman accused of repeatedly selling sex with her 6-year-old daughter for drugs and money is still in the Muscogee County Jail awaiting extradition, records state.
Dalina J. Nicholas, 35, was arrested Feb. 29 in Columbus outside a Warm Springs Road doctor’s office on a fugitive from justice warrant. She’s being held on a child-neglect warrant in the Florida investigation, which began in early January with a tip about the sexual abuse of her child, police said.
Police also charged two men with capital sexual battery, and at least one other suspect is being sought in the case. The tip about the abuse came from a homeless man who flagged down a passing police officer and told him what had been going on in the Jacksonville Beach home, said Sgt. Mark Evans, the lead detective in the case. The man said he’d been to the home to use drugs in the past and gave police information about the child’s abuse.
Police said they launched an investigation and then sought to arrest Nicholas after an interview with the girl, who gave them details of sexual attacks by three men and physical abuse. Nicholas, by that time, had fled the area. The child and a sibling were in the custody of Nicholas’ mother and father.
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Jail records state Nicholas has signed a waiver of extradition. Officials say Nicholas now awaits Florida authorities to drive up to Columbus and then return her to Jacksonville Beach, though no date for her extradition has been set.