Woman 'encouraged husband to have sex with 12-year-old girl so that she would get pregnant and they could claim more benefits'
A woman encouraged her husband to have sex with a 12-year-old girl so that she would get pregnant and they could claim extra cash benefits.
Alicia Bouchard even sat and watched while her 26-year-old husband had sex with the underage girl at their Florida home.
According to an arrest warrant, the 41-year-old wanted the girl to fall pregnant so that she and her husband would have extra income from state benefits.
Bouchard is alleged to have actively encouraged her husband to sleep with the girl who had been staying at their home in Jackson County, Florida.
The sex and benefits scam began after the girl, who has not been named, told Bouchard that she was sexually active.
Mrs Bouchard is alleged to have persuaded her to sleep with her husband Matt, telling her that 'the worse that could happen is you would get pregnant'.
Her husband told authorities after his arrest on under age sex charges that it was his wife's goal that a pregnancy would lead to more income for the household.
Police began investigating the Bouchard's after they received a complaint that the girl was being sexually abused.
The arrest report does not reveal how the 12-year-old girl came to live with the married couple, but is believed to be a family friend.
Mr Bouchard was arrested on sex abuse charges last October and has been held in jail ever since.
His wife's involvement began apparent went investigators talked to the 12-year-old girl after she was placed in a shelter.
Investigators also obtained a letter Mrs. Bouchard sent to the girl after she was placed in a shelter.
In the letter, she apologised to the girl for forcing her to watch her and her husband have sex and also said it was a mistake to watch her husband have sex with the 12-year-old victim.
She wrote she was 'dang sure [she] should not have allowed [her] to have sex with Matt.”.
Bouchard was booked into jail on charges of being a principal to sexual battery, soliciting sexual activity with a child and principal to child abuse.
Her bond has been set at $70,000.
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