A Lauderdale County woman convicted of raping a 14 year old was sentenced to prison on Thursday morning.
38 year old Dana Allen will serve 3 years in prison with no chance of probation for raping a Wilson High School student. She also has to register as a sex offender.
Friends and family stood before Judge Jones on Thursday on her behalf asking for leniency for the sake of Allen's children. However, the judge said that no matter what decision was made, innocent people like her children, friends and family would suffer because of her actions.
"It was very compelling evidence on her behalf by her family and friends, who obviously, are all good people," said Lauderdale Co. District Attorney Chris Connolly. "But at the end of the day, the gravity of what she did was the over riding factor for the court to go ahead and pose that sentence on her."
At the time of her arrest in January, investigators said that they believed she was having sex with at least six other Wilson students. However, they said that those students were over 16, the age for legal consent in Alabama.
"The fallout from her behavior has a ripple affect throughout the community especially in the Wilson School area," said Connolly. "With children and other families and those kinds of things, so it's going to be a severe blow."