Fort Wayne Parents Charged with Sexual Abuse Toward Children

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Two Fort Wayne parents face several felonies after the father was accused of sexual abuse toward his wife and children and making their children perform sex acts.

The 34-year-old father was charged Tuesday with dissemination of matter harmful to minors, vicarious sexual gratification, intimidation and six counts of child molesting for events the children said occurred during a two-year span, according to The Journal Gazette.

The 39 year old mother was charged with one count of neglect of a dependent. The Department of Child Services removed the two children, one boy and one girl, from the home. The girl reportedly told police the sexual abuse began when she was just 5 years old. The father also threatened to kill the children at one point.

The father was being held on a $158,250 bail, the mother held on a $2,500 bail.