A Chipley man is being held without bond in Washington State’s Pierce County Jail this week after being charged with the alleged repeated rape of a ten-year old family member.
According to investigators, Army Sgt. Joseph French, 27, reportedly sexually abused the female victim over a period of three years, both at a private Washington residence and on the joint base, Lewis-McChord, where he was stationed.
French is accused of tying the victim’s wrists and feet to a swing during the attacks, which he reportedly broadcast to another military service member and a female viewer through Skype.
A hearing is set for Thursday, Feb. 28, in Washington.