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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