Sex Crimes

Husband of woman accused of suffocating 3 sons is charged with sexually assaulting her as teen

The husband of an Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three sons has been charged with sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager.

An indictment in western Ohio was made public Thursday. It says the 43-year-old Bellefontaine (behl-FOWN'-tihn) man was considered the woman's stepfather when he impregnated her in 2009 when she was 17.

The indictment says he had lived in her house since she was 9 and held himself out as her father.

The 23-year-old woman has been charged with three counts of aggravated murder in her sons' deaths and faces the possibility of a death sentence if convicted. She has pleaded not guilty.

A message was left with an attorney who represented the husband in a custody case.