Raleigh police charge man, woman with separate sex crimes against same 8-year-old girl

(Raleigh/Wake CCBI)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Two people have been charged with separate sex crimes against the same 8-year-old girl, police say.

Elizabeth Marie Washington, 31, is charged with indecent liberties with a child and a felony count of disseminating obscenity, according to Raleigh police, and Charles Jonathon Cox, 38, is charged with one count of indecent liberties with a child.

“Although both suspects are charged with offenses against the same victim, they were not acting in concert with one another,” Jim Sughrue, director of public affairs for the Raleigh police, said by email. “The charges against Washington relate to inappropriate physical contacts and to the sharing of inappropriate photographic images. The charge against Cox is related to him exposing himself.”

Police said neither suspect was in a position of authority or responsibility over the victim, and neither suspect was a stranger to the victim.

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