A Bristol, Tennessee man was given 10 years to serve in prison today for the sexual abuse of three young children.
Gary Wood was ordered in Sullivan County Criminal Court to immediately begin serving the sentence. Police say all the victims were under 10 years old and were abused for an extended period of time.
Wood pleaded guilty in July to attempted aggravated sexual battery, attempted rape of a child and other charges. He originally faced 27 sex related charges.
As part of punishment, Wood is required to register as a sex offender.
NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. -- A caretaker has been arrested and charged with sexual misconduct with a girl under the age of 13, according to Crime Insider sources.
The New Kent Sheriff's office confirms that Allen Scott Rutherford, Jr. has been charged with child abuse, object sexual penetration, aggravated sexual battery and indecent liberties with a minor in a custodial role.
Crime Insider sources say Rutherford is a caretaker of the girl and not her parent.
However, the same sources say Rutherford was living with the victim and the sex incidents happened between August and October.
More charges are pending in the case.
"When you have a child witness, they will only charge a fraction of the entire case, because they don't want to have to put that child through the ringer for all the offenses at once,” said CBS 6 legal analyst Todd Stone. “They can go back and indict the rest in circuit court strategically, and it will save the child from testifying more than one time."
Rutherford is being held at Henrico Jail East with no bond.
RALEIGH, N.C. — A Raleigh man has been arrested in connection with the rape of a 6-year-old girl.
Willie Norman Bryant, 67, of 5209 Fayetteville Street, was charged with rape of a child and indecent liberties with a child.
Arrest warrants said the incidents occurred between Sept. 1, 2012 and Nov. 30, 2012 in Clayton.
Bryant was being held at the Wake County jail under $525,000 bond.
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OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere while fathering her nine children.
Henri Michelle Piette is accused of kidnapping Rosalynn Michelle McGinnis in 1995 or 1996 and traveling with the intent to have sex with her, according to an indictment a grand jury in Muskogee, Oklahoma, handed up.
“Knowing that the man who physically took 22 years from me, leaving me with a lifetime of painful challenges, has been captured makes today one of the most pivotal times of my life,” she told People magazine in an online article published on Oct. 9.
McGinnis’ phone number is not publicly listed and she could not be reached for comment.
Piette also faces state charges of first-degree rape of a victim under age 14, child abuse by injury and two counts of lewd molestation, according to online Wagoner County court records.
FBI agent Adam Reynolds wrote in an affidavit in the federal case that Piette first had sex with McGinnis when she was 11 or 12 in the back room of a residence in the eastern Oklahoma city of Wagoner, where she shared a bunk bed with another female.
McGinnis was about 11 when Piette “took her to a van and married her” at a ceremony in Wagoner where Piette “gave her a ring,” the affidavit states.
Piette changed McGinnis’ name as well as his own “numerous times in an attempt to stay hidden,” the affidavit says. They traveled throughout the U.S. and Mexico but occasionally returned to Oklahoma to mail letters so people would think they were still in the state, the document says.
McGinnis conceived two children with Piette while she was younger than 18 and another seven after she had turned 18, the affidavit says. Federal officials obtained DNA samples from Piette and eight of the nine children for comparison. The ninth child was not at the same location when the samples were collected, according to the affidavit.
Now 33, McGinnis says she managed to escape from Piette last year in Mexico, where they were living, and she went to the U.S. Embassy, where she secured passports for herself and the children so they could enter the U.S.
McGinnis provided statements to federal officials about her ordeal and reported that Piette was living in Mexico at the time “and had strong connections with the Mexican Mafia.” He is currently in custody in Oklahoma.
Federal court records do not list an attorney for Piette. Piette’s attorney on the state charges, Lauren Blake of Tulsa, Oklahoma, did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.
If convicted of kidnapping, he faces a sentence of up to life in prison and a $250,000 fine. Travel with intent to engage in sexual act with a juvenile is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The state first-degree rape charge is also punishable by up to life in prison. Child abuse by injury can also carry a life prison sentence, and lewd molestation is punishable by up to 25 years in prison if the victim is under 12.
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