Canaan husband, wife charged in connection with teen's rape
Raymond Estes, 36, was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated felonious sexual assault involving the girl, police said. His wife, Niessa Estes, 34, was arrested on two Class A misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child. Police allege that Niessa Estes knew about the sexual abuse and did nothing to stop it.
The couple was being held at the Grafton County jail while police continue their investigation. Raymond Estes' charge is a special felony, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, police said.