PLAINFIELD TWP., Pa. - A Northampton County husband and wife are facing indecent assault and child endangerment charges after police allege they had sex in front of a young girl.
Slate Belt Regional police charged Nicholas R. Corkins and Alicia J. Wilson in connection to the incident that allegedly occurred in a Plainfield Township home, when the girl was 10 or 11 years old. Wilson is facing additional charges in connection to a separate alleged assault on the girl.
District Judge Douglas Schlegel arraigned the 31-year-old Corkins on Monday. He arraigned Wilson on July 7.
In July 2016, the Slate Belt Regional Police Department began investigating a report filed by the Northampton County Department of Children and Youth. Officials told police that the victim reported being molested about three years earlier. The girl’s guardian arranged for an interview with investigators.
Authorities said the victim was known to Corkins and Wilson.
The girl told investigators that Wilson allegedly directed the her to watch pornography, telling her, “This is what sex is,” according to court records. Police allege that Wilson also pressured the girl to look at Corkins as he masturbated and to touch him, according to records.
The couple then allegedly had sex in front of the girl and told her not to tell anyone about the incident.
The girl also told investigators that Wilson allegedly touched her during an earlier incident.
Investigators said they contacted Wilson in March to schedule an interview. An attorney claiming to represent Wilson contacted police a week later and said his client would not partake in an interview.
Authorities allege Wilson then met secretly with the victim in March and told her that the sexual assault was a misunderstanding.
Police charged the 37-year-old Wilson with aggravated indecent assault, criminal solicitation, child endangerment and corruption of minors. She remains in Northampton County Prison after failing to post $200,000 bail. Her preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for Thursday morning.
Corkins, meanwhile, faces indecent assault, child endangerment and corruption of minors charges. He was released Monday on $200,000 unsecured bail. His next court date is a preliminary hearing tentatively scheduled for July 31.
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