Police: NC man accused of locking young girls in basement, treating one as sex slave

Published: Mar. 26, 2019 at 8:02 PM EDT
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Police are accusing David and Loretta Lynn Wolfington of keeping two young girls in the basement of their home and sexually assaulting one of the girls for over a month.

Warrants document one child as being kept in the basement of a Kings Mountain home for nearly two months – the other for six.

Police accuse 57-year-old David Wolfington of raping and abusing a 15-year-old girl and keeping another girl in the basement without access to food or water.

Loretta Wolfington, 38, is facing a handful of charges for helping him.

Court documents state Wolfington sexually assaulted the 15-year-old on multiple occasions between July 1 and August 31, 2018.

During that time, Wolfington kept the 15-year-old and a 12-year-old held in basement without “adequate food/water and access to personal hygiene.”

David Wolfington was arrested and charged with statutory rape of a child under 15-years-old, statutory sex offense with a child under 15-years-old, sexual servitude of a child victim, child abuse sexual act, two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and child abuse.

Court documents say the 15-year-old was sexually assaulted but do not mention the 12-year-old being sexually assaulted.

Loretta Lynn Wolfington is charged with two counts aiding and abetting a statutory sex offense with a child under 15-year-old, aid/abet sexual servitude of a child victim and aid/abet child abuse-sexual act.

Her next court date is set for April 11.

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