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Central Texas couple jailed for sexual assault of a minor

POSTED: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 3:16pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

WACO -- A Central Texas couple is in jail in connection with sexually assaulting an underage girl.

28-year-old Joshua Hugh Terrell and his wife 35-year-old Diane Michelle Terrell of Evant were arrested after the 12-year-old victim made an outcry to police about the incident that reportedly happened in late 2011.

Police say while Josh Terrell was being investigated for the sexual assault his wife threatened the victim.

"His wife Mrs. Terrell, my understanding is approached the victim in the case and tried to get her to change her testimony which is a felony offense in the state of Texas," said Chief Deputy Joe Blakley, Coryell County.

Joshua has been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child while Diane has been charged with tampering with a witness.

Both suspects remain in the Coryell County Jail.

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