UPDATE: Three people indicted in case involving 13-year-old girl being impregnated by man in Putnam County, WV
Justin Matthew Vance, 28, has been charged with first degree sexual assault.
The parents of a 13-year-old and another man were indicted July 16, 2014. Wendell and Geneva Rose and Justin Vance each face a variety of charges after a teenager's pregnancy was discovered earlier this year.
The indictments by the grand jury against Wendell and Geneva Rose include sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person of trust and conspiracy to commit sexual assault.
Vance faces charges of sexual assault in the third degree and conspiracy to commit sexual assault.
According to the Putnam County Magistrate Court, a preliminary hearing was held Thursday, March 6, on Justin Vance, who was accused of impregnating a 13-year-old in Putnam County.
Officials say that in the trial, probable cause was found, and that the case was being sent to the grand jury.
According to the Putnam County Magistrate Court, Wendell and Geneva Rose, the parents of the 13-year-old girl who was impregnated by Justin Vance, were both arrested Thursday, Feb. 13, on the charge of child neglect resulting in serious bodily injury.
According to a criminal complaint, Justin Vance became acquainted with the 13-year-old while participating in the Special Olympics in September, 2013. The complaint says that Wendell and Geneva Rose allowed Vance to stay in their home, and on several occasions, Vance was seen sleeping on the couch with their 13-year-old daughter, and on one occasion, Wendell Rose went on to sleep without saying or doing anything about preventing this from happening.
Both Wendell and Geneva Rose were arraigned in front of Magistrate Lawrence and were taken to the Western Regional Jail.
Their bond is set at $250,000 each.
A man is behind bars, accused of impregnating a 13-year-old girl in Putnam County, WV.
Justin Matthew Vance, 28, of Liberty, has been charged with first degree sexual assault.
Deputies said the investigation into the assault started in September after someone tipped them off to an inappropriate relationship between Vance and the victim.
Vance was staying at the victim's home at the time of the assault, according to court documents.
In January, the victim was taken to the doctor's office for a pregnancy test. The test confirmed she was pregnant, according to deputies.
The victim later admitted to having sex with Vance while her parents were sleeping.
According to investigators, the teenager suffers from developmental learning difficulties.
Vance is in the Western Regional Jail with bail set at $250,000.
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