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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 08:22

Family in Sawnsea charged with sexual abuse

An estranged wife has led police in Swansea, Illinois to charge three members of a family with sexually abusing young relatives.  

Swansea Police Chief Mike Arnold says the abuse came to light after a 36-year-old man's estranged wife spoke to authorities.  

The Belleville News-Democrat reports the abuse may have begun in September 2009. Authorities say it involved girls who are now 16, 14 and 9 years old.  

Two men are charged with criminal sexual assault and abuse and the woman who spoke with police is charged with indecent solicitation of a child.

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