Florida police have arrested a married couple and accused them of repeatedly raping a 7-year-old girl, as reported by Daily Mail.
Tyler Bush-Conn, 28, and his wife Talisha Bush-Conn, 27, were both arrested in South Daytona on Tuesday after the girl reported the ongoing abuse to her grandmother.
The abuse allegedly took place both inside of the Conn residence and inside of the little girl’s bedroom in her own home, as the couple often babysat for her while the girl’s mother was at work. The 7-year-old was caught looking at pornography on a computer, which led to the girl confessing to her grandmother that Tyler touched her ‘”with his hands and with his private parts” and even took photos of the horrific abuse, according to a criminal affidavit.
Tyler, a veteran and former police officer, would wait until her mother left for work and then force himself on the little girl, police records indicate. The alleged victim told police that she would be forced to perform oral sex on the 28-year-old “until white stuff came out of his penis.” She also recalled that once he was so forceful that she actually threw up. Police records indicate that Tyler also anally raped the young girl and made her bleed.
The resourceful 7-year-old told police that she would try to evade the abuse by telling him that she had a headache but that he “stuck his penis in her anyway.” She also told authorities that he said “that if she ever told anyone, he would hurt her.”
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His wife, Talisha Bush-Conn, also allegedly took part in several of these encounters.
Volusia County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Andrew Gant spoke to WFTV about the brutal nature of these alleged crimes.
“Multiple occasions, according to our victim, of sexual abuse over a period of weeks or months,” he said. “Our hearts are broken for that little girl, for what she had to go through. What he put her through.”
Tyler, upon being arrested, told police that “he has a sexual interest in children and has felt these desires since he was young,” according to the criminal affidavit.
Tyler Bush-Conn faces charges of sexual battery on a victim under the age of 12 and lewd or lascivious molestation, with more charges to come. Talisha Bush-Conn faces charges of being a principal to sexual battery on a victim under the age of 12, lewd or lascivious exhibition, child abuse, and child neglect. Astoundingly, the pair has two children of their own. The Department of Children and Families has taken custody of these children.
The married couple is being held in Volusia County Jail without bail. The little girl’s mother is under no suspicion.
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