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Kingsport woman accused of serial child sex abuse in Maryland

RAIN SMITH, NET News Service • Aug 18, 2016 at 4:00 PM

KINGSPORT — A Kingsport woman has been arrested for alleged systematic sexual abuse of three juvenile family members in Maryland, with more than 100 incidents believed to have occurred over 15 years.

Sharon Marriott, 52, of Robertson Street, was taken into custody on Aug. 6 by Kingsport police and booked into the Sullivan County jail. This week she was transported to Anne Arundel County Maryland.

Court documents there show three separate cases against Marriott that total 16 separate counts, including abuse of a minor and rape. Victims began coming forward to Anne Arundel police in May of 2015, with abuse against the first victim alleged to have begun in 1989, when he was only 4-years-old. He relayed multiple occurrences of fondling, sex acts and penetration over a period of eight years.

Another victim told police his abuse began in the late 90s, when he was approximately six, and continued for two years. The third victim alleged abuse in 2004 or 2005, when he was approximately 10.

More on Marriott’s arrest from the Kingsport Times-News.

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