Mother, boyfriend charged with raping 4-year-old, infant

Published 8:59 am Monday, February 3, 2020

KNOXVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee woman and her boyfriend have been charged with sexually abusing the woman’s young daughters, according to court records.

A tip about the distribution of child pornography led police to the boyfriend, WVLT-TV reported, citing Knox County court records. Officers obtained a warrant and searched the couple’s Knoxville home and three cell phones.

Investigators discovered a video that allegedly shows the boyfriend sexually assaulting the woman’s 4-year-old daughter and an image of the mother sexually touching her infant daughter, records said.

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The station did not name either suspect in order to protect the identities of the children.

The couple faces charges that include rape of a child, sexual battery and sexual exploitation of a minor, WVLT reported.