Springfield woman allegedly ‘encourages’ 13-year-old to smoke, have sex


A woman has been accused of helping a 13-year-old girl run away from a custodial home and encouraging her to drink, smoke marijuana and have sexual relationships.

Despina Loudoumidis, 34, has also been accused of beating the girl. She faces multiple charges, including child endangering, domestic violence and assault. She was expected to appear in Clark County Municipal Court today.

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Police said they started their investigation when they were alerted to a runaway child on May 13. Loudoumidis allegedly contacted authorities to request a welfare check on the teen. Police said they found the girl safe at home. However, three hours after officers looked the girl was gone, a police report says.

“We now have statements where Despina came and picked (the teenager) up from the home and was seen in several places with (the girl) throughout the week,” the reports says.

The reports says when asked why she allowed the child to do those illegal things, she allegedly told a witness “that she would rather know when and where she was doing these things rather than to let her do them behind her back.”

The investigation is ongoing, police said, and additional charges might be filed.

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