POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A Mason County man and woman are in jail on $750,000 bail each after allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl more than 250 times over three years.
Roger Ray, 32, and Ariel Prince, 26, were both arraigned Monday after being arrested over the weekend.
According to the criminal complaint, Ray estimated the girl, a family member under 12, was sexually assaulted 7 times a month during the time in question. Ray and Prince were named in 252 separate counts.
Neighbor Victory Linton told WSAZ-TV she was in shock after learning of the charges.
“I feel almost responsible because I didn’t see it,” Linton said. “They had a tendency to stay to themselves and we have a tendency to stay to ourselves. That’s why we live in the country.”
Ray and Prince are both lodged in the Western Regional Jail.