Authorities in Liberty, North Carolina arrested a 72-year-old woman for allegedly sexually abusing and prostituting a young member of her family, the Burlington Times-News reported.
Edna Mae Overman was taken into custody at her home and is being held on a $300,000 bond. She was charged with felony child abuse by prostitution, first-degree rape and sex offense, and indecent liberties with a minor.
The charges against her are in connection with incidents between December 2002 and April 2007 in which the child was forced to “various sex acts with several unknown parties.”
The victim, who was between 5 and 9 years old at the time of the incidents, was described as being related to the suspect’s husband, 73-year-old William Roger Overman.
William Overman was arrested on Nov. 3. He already faced charges of rape, sex offense and felony indecent liberties with a child.
Charges of felony incest with a child and felony child abuse by prostitution were added against him following his wife’s arrest. His bond was increased from $400,000 to $525,000 following Edna Overman’s arrest.