Couple Charged In Child Sexual Abuse Case 1-25-2011 - FOX Carolina 21

Couple Charged In Child Sexual Abuse Case 1-25-2011

By FOX Carolina Staff
SPARTANBURG, S.C.A Spartanburg couple have been charged in connection with a child sexual abuse case, Spartanburg County deputies said Tuesday.
Deputies said they were contacted by the Department of Social Services on Aug. 26 about the neglect of four children. They said investigators found the home to be flea-infested, with holes in the floor and spoiled food and trash bags lying around, without a working stove or refrigerator. They said the house was deemed unfit for human habitation and the four children were placed in DSS custody.
Investigators said that while the children were in protective custody, it was learned that 41-year-old Steven Whitley had sexually abused two of the children. They said the abuse was brought to the attention of 45-year-old Rebecca Kingsley, who also lived at the home, and she did nothing about it.
Whitley was charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 11 years of age, first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor 11 to 14 years of age and four counts of unlawful neglect of a child.
Kingsley was charged with accessory after the fact to a felony and four counts of unlawful neglect of a child.
Kingsley and Whitley were being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center.
Deputies said they expect to make another arrest as the investigation continues.

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