Husband & Wife Arrested For Aggravated Sexual Assault Of A Child

A man and wife are out on bond after being arrested for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Abuse investigators believe the assault has been going on for six years.
On December 16th deputies executed a search warrant on the home of 47-year-old Larry Pettifield in the 5000 block of Orchard.

Officials say his wife 41-year-old Linda Darlene Pettifield was arrested on the same charge when she came to the jail to bond Larry out.

Montague County Sheriff Paul Cunningham says the case was referred to them a month ago from the Bowie Police who received the initial out-cry from a woman now 21 years old.
Officials say the charges stem from incidents that allegedly occurred when she was 16.