Couple Arrested in Family Sex Abuse Case

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Northern California husband and wife have been arrested in a case that may involve sexual abuse of several young family members.

The Contra Costa Times reports 38-year-old Johnny Montanez and 38-year-old Carol Montanez were taken into custody during a traffic stop in Antioch Tuesday.

Police had been investigating allegations that the couple had sexually abused multiple members of their own family.

Johnny Montanez was booked on several charges including sodomy of a victim under 10 years of age, child cruelty resulting in possible injury or death, and incest. He is being on $6 million bail.

Carol Montanez was booked on child cruelty and child endangerment charges. She is being held on $250,000 bail.

Arraignment is set for Friday.

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