- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

HERTFORD, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say one of six brothers accused of sexually abusing a young girl over 10 years has refused a plea bargain and is scheduled for trial next year.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reported (https://bit.ly/1KyuCN1 ) that five brothers and the girls’ parents have been sentenced. The parents pleaded guilty to felony sex abuse and accessory after the fact in Perquimans County Superior Court earlier this week.

Each was sentenced to between 31 months and 47 months in prison.

They and their sons were arrested in May 2014 following an investigation that began with the confession of the oldest brother to his minister.

District Attorney Andrew Womble says a 20-year-old brother has refused a plea deal and is scheduled for trial in January on sex-related charges.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com

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