Brother of Mia Farrow charged with child sex abuse

By David Ferguson
Thursday, November 15, 2012 14:16 EDT
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John Charles Villiers-Farrow, brother of actress Mia Farrow, was arrested and charged with child sex abuse in Maryland on Thursday. According to Washington, DC’s NBC Channel 4, the 66-year-old Villiers-Farrow is implicated in a series of incidents dating back to 2000.

The “sometime screenwriter and boat salesman” has been accused by two men who came forward in August of this year alleging that Villiers-Farrow, who they described as “a neighbor,” had sexually abused each of them from the ages of 9 to 16, during the years 2000 to 2008.

Villiers-Farrow spoke out in 1992 during his sister’s divorce from director and producer Woody Allen, who was leaving his wife for their 21-year-old adopted daughter, Soon-Yi.

At the time, he accused Allen of serial child molestation, telling People magazine that Allen “is going to be indicted, and he’s going to be ruined. I think when all of it comes out, he’s going to go to jail.”

NBC Washington reported, “Villiers-Farrow has been charged with second- and third-degree sex offenses, two counts of perverted practice, two counts of second-degree child abuse, several counts of sex abuse of a minor, and two counts of second-degree assault. He is being held on an $800,000 bond.”

Any other victims who were abused by Villers-Farrow were urged to contact Detective Josh Williams of the Anne Arundel County Police at 410-222-3484.

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David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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