A 50-year-old woman and her boyfriend have been arrested and are facing charges after police discovered that they had been raping a 7-year-old girl who was in their care. Marion Keithline, 50, from Pennsylvania, had been allowing her boyfriend, 47-year-old Eric Popejoy to rape the 7-year-old girl in her custody.
The two have been charged with felony reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child and three counts of corruption of minors.
The police documents also reveal that the couple would often find more sexual partners online which they would bring to the house while the child was home. Several times the couple has hosted orgies, also while the girl was present.
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Popepjoy was convicted in Florida in 1992 of lewd and lascivious behavior involving a person under 16 and ordered to register as a sex offender.
According to a criminal complaint cited by The Times Tribune, Keithline met Popejoy in 2015 on the dating site DateHookup and later moved in with him in Florida.
Popejoy eventually relocated to Pennsylvania to live with Keithline in her mobile home on Maple Lane in Overfield Township.
In mid-February, State Police arrested Popejoy on felony counts of rape, statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault of a child, corruption of minors, criminal use of a communication facility, child pornography and failure to register with state police as a sex offender.
Court records state that the young girl in Keithline’s care complained to the woman and other people that Popejoy had raped her, but no one went to the police.
The documents also reveal that Keithline and Popejoy would go on Craigslist trawling for sexual partners and would host orgies at the Maple Lane residence while the 7-year-old girl was present, according to the station WNEP 16.
According to the criminal complaint, Keithline allowed the girl to play with a smartphone that contained sexually explicit photos, including some depicting the woman and her boyfriend.
Keithline is being held at Wyoming County Correctional Facility on $15,000 bail.
Popejoy has been jailed since February on $1million bail pending his arraignment on June 2.
The young victim has been placed in foster care. Authorities have not commented on the exact nature of her relationship with Keithline.