UPDATE: Mother charged alongside Mount Clare man in sexual assault of her daughter
Updated Story (04, 12, 2021, 10:42 AM):
LOST CREEK, W.Va (WDTV) - The mother of a sexual assault victim is facing charges after police say she participated in the abuse along with Virgil L. Lamb who was charged with the assault a week prior.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim’s mother witnessed and participated with Lamb during the sexual abuse with the juvenile on two occasions.
The victim’s mother has been charged with two counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, or person of trust and conspiracy to commit a felony.
5 News is choosing not to disclose the name of the victim’s mother in order to protect the identity of the victim.
Original Story (04,07, 2021, 5:10 PM):
Virgil L. Lamb, of Mount Clare, allegedly sexually assaulted a juvenile on two separate occasions. The victim was seven years old at the time of the alleged abuse.
Interviews with the victim’s mother revealed that the mother witnessed and participated with Lamb during the sexual abuse with the juvenile on both occasions, according to the criminal complaint.
Officials say both sexual abuse incidents occurred between February 2017 and March 2017.
Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputies say these facts have been corroborated through interviews with the victim conducted by the Harrison County Child Advocacy Center.
Lamb, 43, has been charged with first-degree sexual assault and sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, or custodian. There is a warrant out for the victim’s mothers’ arrest, and she is expected to turn herself in, according to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.
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