Police: Lacey Child Sexually Abused By Adoptive Parents (and video)
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KIRO 7 Eyewitness News
LACEY, Wash. -- A girl adopted from China has allegedly been sexually assaulted for years by both her adoptive mother and father, said Lt. Jim Mack of the Lacey Police Department.
A 51-year-old man and his 47-year-old wife face multiple charges of rape as they are accused of sexually assaulting their adoptive daughter for at least the past four years, Mack said.
Police said the alleged crimes may never have stopped if they didn’t have a chance encounter with the victim on Tuesday.
Police were called to the girl’s Lacey school after a little boy exposed himself. While asking the 8-year-old girl about what she’d seen, she ended up revealing details about her parents, Mack said.
“The 8-year-old female disclosed to the detective there was some secret time with her mother and her father,” Mack said.
Prosecutors allege both the mother and the father independently and secretly sexually assaulted the girl inside their Lacey home.
"Adopted from China, brought here and appears to become the personal sex toy of these two defendants," said senior deputy prosecutor Joe Wheeler.
The girl’s adoptive father is an Intercity Transit bus driver and is being held in the Thurston County Jail on $150,000.
The girl’s adoptive mother is also behind bars and being held on $100,000 bail.
The young victim is in the custody of the state Child Protective Services.