Foreign exchange host’s guest-turned-wife, 21, is accused of joining her husband in sexually molesting her 14-year-old sister
Marta San Jose, 21, claims her husband Dale Leary, 50, brainwashed her
Her defense lawyers asked a Miami judge to drop the case on Thursday
Defense said San Jose was also a victim of Leary’s
She came to stay in Leary’s household as a 16-year-old Spanish foreign exchange student in 2012
He divorced his wife Claudia and married San Jose when she turned 18, two years later, still Claudia remained very much part of the couple’s life
San Jose had convinced her sister to let Leary conduct a “vaginal examination” on her when the 14-year-old came to visit
It lead to numerous alleged assaults by Leary
The couple had sex in front of the teen, had her participate in their amorous escapades and porno photo shoots
The couple were charged in June with lewd and lascivious behavior on a child, sexual performance with a child, contributing to the delinquency of a child
Leary killed himself by running a hose into his car at his Cutler Bay home July 4
Cops found Leary’s ex-wife Claudia Leary in the car with him when they responded to the 911 call
She was taken to hospital but he was pronounced dead at the scene
Marta San Jose claims her husband Dale Leary, ‘conned her in to helping him’ sexually molest her 14-year-old sister, who was unaware Marta was married before coming to U.S
A foreign exchange student who married her host claims that her husband brainwashed her into helping him sexually molest her own sister.
Marta San Jose, 21, alleges her much older husband Dale Leary, 50, manipulated and brainwashed the former Spanish exchange student into sexually abusing her 14-year-old sister.
San Jose’s defense lawyer made these claims in a Miami court and asked for the case to be dropped against his client on Thursday.
Police claim San Jose helped Leary lure her younger sister from Spain so he could have her perform sexual acts on him and take inappropriate photos of the girl.
Leary was found dead in a car in the backyard of his home in Cutler Bay on July 4, just days after he was released from prison on house arrest.
Florida man Dale Leary, accused of sexual assault against the 14-year-old sister of the foreign exchange student he married, dead in apparent suicide
On Thursday, San Jose’s lawyers argued that Leary’s widow was also a victim of Leary’s, saying: ‘She came at the age of 16, alone in this country, and was manipulated at such a young age by this man.
‘A girl who never even had a boyfriend before. This man took advantage of her, brainwashed her and manipulated her. She should not be a defendant.’
Police said Leary killed himself by running a hose into the interior of his car.
Police also found Leary’s ex-wife Claudia Leary in the car with him when they responded to a 911 call by a concerned friend.
The woman was rushed to hospital and is expected to survive, according to Miami Dade Detective Argemis Colome.
Leary had divorced his wife Claudia and married Marta San Jose, then aged 18, in 2014.
He met his second wife when she had stayed at their home as a 16-year-old Spanish foreign exchange student in 2012.
San Jose’s parents and younger sister in Spain did not know their pair had married.
Police also found Leary’s ex-wife Claudia Leary in the car with him when they responded to a 911 call
Leary and San Jose, now 21, were arrested after they allegedly sexually assaulted her 14-year-old sister when she came to visit them in Florida.
San Jose’s parents had sent the 14-year-old girl over to accompany San Jose back home to Spain, according to police.
Police said San Jose manipulated her sister into believing that she may have been molested as a child.
‘Marta persuaded her sister to allow Dale to conduct a vaginal examination, claiming that Dale would be able to determine if she had been sexually assaulted,’ arrest records state.
‘The victim agreed to the examination and Dale digitally penetrated her vagina.’
A few days prior to his death, Leary had been granted bail following a court appearance on the sex assault charges, but was being held under strict house arrest before he allegedly committed suicide
Leary also allegedly made both sisters perform oral sex on him multiple times.
The victim also told police Leary made her remove her clothes and wear high heels while he took photos of her.
Leary and San Jose both pleaded not guilty in June on charges including lewd and lascivious behavior on a child, sexual performance with a child and contributing to the delinquency of a child.
Leary had been granted bail following a court appearance, but was being held under strict house arrest.