Police: Relative knew pregnant teenager was being raped
HELENA-WEST HELENA, AR (WMC) - Helena-West Helena police have arrested a family member of a teen rape victim that was discovered to be pregnant for the third time.
William Maylone Watson, a registered sex offender, was arrested Sunday for the rape of a 15-year-old girl.
The victim told investigators that the family member was physically abusive towards her and knew the victim was having sex with Watson.
The girl's 36-year-old mother was arrested and charged with three counts of permitting abuse of a minor, endangering welfare of an incompetent person, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Her bond was set at $110,000.
The victim, her two sisters, and her two children were removed from the home in April when investigators found the 15-year-old to be pregnant.
Watson was charged with rape.
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