Child sex abuse suspects in custody

4 years 2 months 3 days ago Friday, October 02 2015 Oct 2, 2015 Friday, October 02, 2015 7:27:14 AM CDT October 02, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

CLAYTON (AP) — A suburban St. Louis woman charged this summer with sexually abusing a toddler, and her boyfriend who is accused of videotaping the abuse, are now in custody.

St. Louis County police say 37-year-old Aubrey Costello-Warden and 47-year-old John Ferguson were arrested Sept. 24 in Mobile, Alabama, where they are jailed. Both live in south St. Louis County.

Costello-Warden was charged in August in St. Louis County with first-degree statutory rape, sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of first-degree sodomy. Ferguson was charged at the same time with sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of possession of child pornography.

Police say the crime with the toddler-age boy happened in December 2013.

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