Parents Charged With Sexual Abuse On Children

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.