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Published: Wednesday, 12/21/2005

Lenawee County couple charged in sex abuse case

ADRIAN A Lenawee County couple were in the county jail last night on sexual conduct and child abuse charges involving the woman s preteen daughter.

Leopoldo Jaso, Jr., 50, of Adrian was charged with four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly raping the daughter of an Addison woman.

The alleged incidents took place from September, 2003, when the girl was 10, to October, 2004.

Michigan State police began investigating the couple in October, 2004. They were arrested Nov. 15 in Texas and returned to Lenawee County.

The mother, whose name is being withheld to help protect the victim s identity, has been charged with a second-degree count of child abuse. Bond has been set at $120,000 for Mr. Jaso and $100,000 for the mother.

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