Thursday, September 11, 2008

Man and woman charged with sexual assault

Butler County (PA): The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that a man and a woman have been charged with 20 counts of rape and other charges for the alleged sexual assault, between March and August, of the woman's 17-year-old daughter. The girl, according to the report, is intellectually disabled. Mr Richard Hulings, 49, is charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of children and conspiracy. Ms Jane McConnell, 54, faces charges of corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of a child and conspiracy. The pair are presently in Butler County Prison on $25,000 bond. According to police, they began their investigation after it was alleged that Mr Hulings was sexually assaulting the girl . Their investigation revealed that Ms MConnell was conspiring with Mr Hulings and permitting him to commit the assaults.