Note: we are republishing this story amid recent reports that child sexual abuse has surged in America during the COVID-19 pandemic. Statistics indicate 1 in 9 girls and 1 in 53 boys under the age of 18 experience sexual abuse or assault from an adult. More on this here: https://www.rainn.org/statistics/children-and-teens
A father and son in West Virginia has been charged with over 216 counts of incest, sexual assault and sexual abuse that involved two young girls in the same family.
The culprits, identified as 38-year old Nathaniel Keiling, and 73-Year Old Francis Keiling have been arrested just a few months apart for the crime.
It was Nathaniel who first came in the prison, on Southern Regional Jail with 20 counts each for sexual assault, incest and sexual assault by a parent of a guardian by first-degree.
According to the investigators and a report from the station WOAY, Keiling and his father had been raping two girls for almost a daily basis for over a decade.
From the court documents cited by WVVA, one of the victims had decided to finally come forward after Keiling raped her three times in just 24 hours, on a church basement in St. Francis De Sales Church in Beckley in West Virginia.
The victim also said that she had been forced to share a small hospital bed with Keiling, and that whenever she tries to sleep alone, the man would then follow her and get to bed with her.
Francis Keiling was arrested in 2000 in Florida for battery and Domestic Violence, and Nathaniel had held the same case of battery and violence from 2001 where it was then revealed that both had a criminal record.
According to his Facebook page, Francis also has three grown children and three grandchildren, but the authorities have not revealed the nature of the familial relations of the victims to the suspects to protect the victims.
Both Keilings are now in prison, holding with a $100,000 bond each.
Sources: Daily Mail