Second continuance granted in permitting child abuse case

A second continuance has been issued in a case involving a Marion County couple charged with permitting child abuse in connection with an incident leading to a Summit man receiving a 10-year prison sentence.

The case against 44-year-old Edward Stone, Jr. and 37-year-old Sally Stone was first continued in October. Fourteenth Judicial District Circuit Judge Gordon Webb granted the second continuance Wednesday at the request of the Summit couple's attorney, Andrew Bailey, with the Stones to reappear March 7th.

The Stones were each charged with the felony counts following an investigation in March 2017. The charges stem from allegations the two permitted a then 19-year-old Thomas Rudder of Summit to reside in their home for about four months, while sharing a bedroom with a 13-year-old victim.

Rudder was originally charged with four counts of rape and one count of second degree sexual assault. Court records indicate in August the rape charges were nolle prossed or dismissed, with Rudder receiving the 10-year prison sentence on the sexual assault charge.

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