West Virginia Parents Arrested in Abuse Case< < Back to
The parents of a pregnant 13-year-old girl with autism have been arrested by Putnam County Sheriff's Deputies.
WSAZ reports that Wendell and Geneva Rose have both been charged with child neglect resulting in serious bodily injury.
This comes after Justin Vance, 28, was arrested and charged last week. Deputies say he had sex with the girl and impregnated her.
Vance and the girl met at Special Olympics. According to the criminal complaint, the girl began to refer to Vance as her boyfriend.
Deputies say her parents allowed Vance to live them after Special Olympics contacted them about an inappropriate relationship between the two.
The Rose's told deputies they allowed him to move in in exchange for help with the bills and chores around the house.