Two people accused for their roles in the rape of a 7-year-old appeared in a Jefferson County courtroom Wednesday morning for arraignments.
Shawn Allen Hoagland is charged with the rape among other charges, and the 7-year-old’s mother, Brandy DePew is charged with complicity for her role.
Both pleaded not guilty to their charges Wednesday morning.
Prosecutor Jane Hanlin says this case has the most disturbing statements she has ever read.
“These two would engage in foreplay in sexual activity with one another, but use the child in the sex acts. They were actually enjoying this as though it were a threesome but the third person was a child,” said Hanlin.
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