Mason County couple charged with 252 counts in sexual abuse of juvenile relative

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MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A Mason County couple is arrested on felony charges, after investigators say they sexually abused a juvenile relative hundreds of times.

Ariel Prince and Roger Ray, of Mason County, are each charged with 252 counts of sexual assault in the first degree.

Mason County Sheriff’s deputies say the man and woman sexually assaulted a child under the age of 12.

Prince and Ray were arrested Sunday evening and booked in the West Virginia Western Regional Jail.

Their bond has not been set yet. Prince and Ray are set to be arraigned Monday morning on the charges, according to investigators.

Deputies say an additional suspect in this case, the father of Roger Ray, was found dead this weekend after deputies questioned him about the allegations against him.

His cause of death is unknown and is under investigation.

Both Ray and Prince are being held on a $750,000 cash only bond.

They both face 15-35 years for each count against them.

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