Dec 11, 2009 11:08 AM by Associated Press

6 arrested in Vermilion child sex abuse case

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - State police have arrested six Kaplan residents on charges that they took part in years of sexual abuse in which the victim is a juvenile. One of those arrested is the juvenile's mother.

Troopers say the investigation began in November and indicated the juvenile was victimized for years by the mother, 35-year-old Kristie Marceaux, and people described as other adults and Marceaux's associates.

The Advertiser reports the suspects were arrested Thursday.

Police say Marcenaux was booked with aggravated rape, 29-year-old Adam Marceaux faces a charge of sexual battery and 23-year-old Jeremy Kline, 21-year-old Ben Hargrave, 21-year-old Justin Harris and 23-year-old Brennan Lebouef were booked with carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

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