Officers on June 11 and Wednesday arrested a husband and wife on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
A Johnson County Stop the Offender Special Crimes Unit officer arrested the man, 37, of Johnson County on Renfro Street on Tuesday. Johnson County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested the woman, 33, of Johnson County, Wednesday at her home. The Times-Review is not publishing the suspect’s names to protect the victim’s identity.
Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Ronny McBroom on Thursday set the couple’s bonds at $250,000 each and instituted special conditions of bond related to sexual offenses.
Both are required to have a hearing before the 413th District Court before being allowed to be released on bond. Court officials on Monday said no hearing date has been set.
The victim told investigators that the couple inappropriately touched her on at least two occasions and that the couple also engaged in sex with one another in front of her, according to the couple’s arrest warrants.
JCSO deputies arrested the male suspect, himself a former JCSO deputy, on assault family violence with bodily injury charges in 2014.
The suspect began drinking beer about 1:30 p.m. that day and later began arguing with his wife before twisting her arm and pulling her to the ground while she was holding a baby, according to reports.
The suspect’s wife told deputies that he was upset because someone told the couple’s other daughter that the suspect had recently been intoxicated and crashed her car, according to reports.
The suspect fled the scene before deputies arrived but was located and arrested two days later.
The suspect later that same year pleaded guilty to the assault charge and received a sentence of two years probation and 80 hours of community service. The sentence also required the suspect to take anger management classes, according to court records.
The suspect in 2010 shot another suspect involved in a domestic disturbance incident, according to reports, after the suspect in that situation rushed the then deputy and ignored numerous warnings to drop his weapon, in that case a club.
The man shot lived but the then deputy and current suspect sued JCSO in 2013 claiming that the incident caused him to suffer depression, sleep problems and PTSD.
The former JCSO deputy alleged that JCSO provided six months counseling for him but denied additional treatment and reprimanded him for minor infractions not his fault.
JCSO, citing policy violations, fired the suspect in 2012.