Couple from Strafford Missouri charged with ‘holding a girl under the age of 14 as a sex slave with the husband handcuffing, blindfolding and raping her as his wife watched’
Cops arrested Larry and Alicia Dykes, both 42, on Friday
The victim, now 15, knew the couple and were living with them, starting in 2016
Both husband and wife admitted to performing sex acts on the girl
Larry Dykes is charged with five counts statutory rape, and five counts statutory sodomy
Alicia Dykes has been charged with three counts of statutory sodomy
Larry may face additional to the already existing 10, as there may be a second victim
The couple are being held in the Webster County Jail, bond is set at $500,000 each
Larry Dykes and wife Alicia Dykes have been accused of performing depraved sex acts on a 14-year-old girl living in their Strafford, Missouri home
A Missouri husband and wife have been arrested and charged after cops say they repeatedly raped a girl who they were holding as a sex slave in their home.
The girl, who was younger than 14 years old at the time, was living with Larry and Alicia Dykes, both 42-years-old, of Strafford for more than a year starting in 2016.
The Dykes have been accused of having sex with a child younger than 14. Prosecutors say acts were so depraved, the girl was sometimes handcuffed and blindfolded. Both both admitted to performing sex acts on the girl, to investigators.
The husband and wife have been arrested for the serial molestation in their home – Webster County Prosecutor Ben Berkstresser said ‘This couple had this girl as a sex slave.’
According to the Kansas City Star, court documents allege the girl was raped by Larry while his wife watched.
The couple are being held in Webster County Jail
The abuse was ultimately reported by a friend of the girl’s to the police, and prosecutors say they are expecting additional charges against Larry for a second victim.
The victim knew the husband and wife, who both admitted to engaging in sexual acts with the girl.
Larry and Alicia are currently jailed on $500,000 bonds at the Webster County Jail.
Larry Dykes was charged Friday with 10 felonies, five counts of statutory rape and five counts of statutory sodomy.
Berkstresser said he expects additional charges against Larry Dykes for a second victim.
Alicia Dykes has been charged with three counts of statutory sodomy.
Larry Dykes faces up to life in prison if convicted on all charges.