Trial set in child torture case
BY TAVIA D. GREEN
The family accused of physically torturing and sexually abusing two of their adopted children will be going to trial in April 2011.
Windie Perry, 53, her husband Earnest L. Perry, 67, and their adopted daughter Elizabeth Perry, 22, are all charged with several of counts of aggravated child abuse, especially aggravated kidnapping and child abuse and neglect.
Windie and Elizabeth Perry also face eight counts of child rape and four counts of aggravated rape.
Kimberly Lund, assistant district attorney announced Tuesday in Judge John H. Gasaway's court that the State would be proceeding at trial on more than 50 counts on the three defendants.
A trial date is set for April 25, 2011 and was previously expected to be about a week-long.
The Perrys are accused of such acts as tying the two girls to a cot with ropes, handcuffs and chains to confine them, beating the girls with a rubber hose, an extension cord and with poles and belts which resulted in disfigurement and numerous other specific acts of torture and sexual abuse.
The Perrys have maintained their innocence throughout the judicial process.