** SOUTH CAROLINA. Parents involved in Ralph Stair case turn themselves in
by ABC News 4 [WCIV Charleston SC]
Ralph Stair in bond court (WCIV)
Parents connected with the Ralph Stair case have turned themselves in according to the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.
An affidavit says that the mother of one of Stair’s alleged victims knew her daughter was allegedly sexually assaulted in the radio room at Overcomer Ministries.
The affidavit says the mother told her daughter that she would take care of it and that God would punish Stair.
The mother failed to report the incident to law enforcement for almost two months prompting her daughter to report it on her own according to the affidavit.
The mother is charged with alleged unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person. In court, a judge gave her a cash bond of $5,000 and a surety bond of $5,000 according to a court document.
The father was arrested Thursday by SLED agents for unlawful conduct toward a child when he turned himself in, according to SLED.
An affidavit from Dorchester County reports that the father of the alleged Stair victim willfully, unlawfully, and feloniously placed his daughter in unreasonable risk and endangered her by having her removed from the family home to prevent her from reporting a sexual assault. The father also failed to report the assault to law enforcement, the affidavit says.
The father was made aware of the alleged sexual assault that happened in August 2017 a month later in September during a forensic interview, a SLED agent says.
A SLED agent said the victim notified the Department of Social Services but were denied access by her father. It was in this instant that the father told his daughter to pack her belongings and leave according to a SLED agent.
The father was booked at the Colleton County Detention Center (Via Rick Barton, AZ, Feb 25, DXLD)