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York County couple accused of child abuse, neglect

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FORT MILL, SC (WBTV) -

A couple is accused of child abuse and not taking action against a man deputies say they knew was sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl. 

Jonathan William Wright and Yolanda V. Richardson are charged with three counts each of unlawful neglect of a child. 

Fort Mill police say two of the charges are based on allegations that a six and seven-year-old girl were physically abused. Police say Wright and Richardson were aware that the 7-year-old had been sexually assaulted and failed to report it. Police also say the couple also continued to let the suspect live with them at a home on Danielle Way in Fort Mill.

The sexual assault suspect, Joshua Richardson, faces charges a criminal sexual conduct with a minor charge.

The children were taken into emergency protective custody and were placed with DSS.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Fort Mill Police Department at 803-547-2022.

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