Updated: Friday, 20 Nov 2009, 6:37 PM MST
Published : Friday, 20 Nov 2009, 6:24 PM MST
The parents of the 8 year-old Liberian girl who was allegedly
gang-raped at her apartment complex earlier this year, have now been
arrested for child abuse.
Arrest Warrants were issued for 59 year-old Hemis Dio and his
wife, 47 year-old Wedeh Dio. Each of them are facing 8 counts of child
abuse related to an investigation conducted by police and the Maricopa
County Attorney's Office over the past several months.
During the investigation, detectives learned that Phoenix Police,
Glendale Police and Child Protective Services had been called to the
victim's home on numerous occasions dating back to 2005.
On two separate occasions, police say Child Neglect reports were filed against Hemis and his wife.
4 teenage boys are accused of raping the 8 year-old girl back in
July, after luring her to a vacant storage shed near her parents
apartment. All 4 suspects were arrested and charged in the attack.
The little girl has since been removed from the home and is still in the custody of Child Protective Services.
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