Two Charged With Rape of 12-year-old in Belmont County


James John Kirksey, 32, of Wheeling and Jeannie Mae Carpenter, 38, were arraigned Thursday on a rape charge after being indicted by a Belmont County Grand Jury.

The two are being charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl. Authorities said the rapes occurred while Carpenter held her down.

Kirksey is charged with two counts of rape. His bond was set at $500,000 and his trial is set for October 15, 2015. Carpenter was charged with complicity to rape and her trial is set for October 6, 2015. Her bond was also set at $500,000.

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*** A correction was made this story to show the age of the girl as 12-years-old and not 10-years-old.

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