Two charged with 17 offenses
A New Market woman and a man described by authorities as her former boyfriend have been charged with a total of 17 offenses, most of them sex crimes, against an 8-year-old boy.
Maj. Scott Proctor of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office said his agency began an investigation this year of Robert Lee Good, 48, of 115 Burkholder Lane, and Tina Hillsman, 35, of 22551 Old Valley Pike for offenses they allegedly committed “some time between 2010 and 2011.”
“This case was reported to us from the Department of Social Services,” Proctor said, adding that Good had been Hillsman’s live-in boyfriend at the time of the alleged offenses.
The defendants were arrested on Saturday and are being held in the Rappahannock Warren and Shenandoah Regional Jail, Proctor said. He had no information on their bail status or scheduled court appearances. The defendants have been sought since a circuit court grand jury handed up indictments against them on Dec. 5.
The charges filed against Good include five counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count each of child abuse and child endangerment.
Authorities have charged Hillsman with three counts of aggravated sexual battery, three counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count each of child endangerment and child abuse.
Online court records show a grand jury indicted Good in April 2011 on a charge of taking indecent liberties with a child. The charge was dropped about six weeks later.
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