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Man, woman accused of sexually assaulting young relative

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DENVER -- After arresting a man who police say sexually assaulted a young relative over a period of two years, the search ended for a woman who is also suspected in the case.

She was arrested Wednesday in Lakewood. Authorities say that she has assaulted the relative as well.

An arrest affidavit obtained by FOX31 states that Kevin Carothers, the man in custody, began the sexual assaults on the child. Theresa Carothers is accused of beginning assaults afterward.

Kevin, who is a registered sex offender, first inappropriately touched the victim in the summer of 2009. According to the affidavit, those assaults progressed to rape in October of that same year. The girl said Kevin grabbed her in Theresa's bedroom, pushed her down on the bad, ripped off her pajamas and had intercourse with her.

The victim said the assaults stopped when Theresa came home from work. That changed in December of 2009. According to the victim, that's when Theresa began assaulting her too.

The document says the assaults occurred while Kevin, Theresa and the victim lived at Kevin's parents house. The victim told investigators it happened when his parents were not at home. On some occasions the assaults occurred in various hotels, according to the victim. The affidavit states this all continued until October of 2011.

Kevin and Theresa photographed the sexually explicit activity with the victim and would text each other with the lewd photos. Those texts also included details about acts both were planning to perform on the victim, according to the affidavit.

A witness corroborated the victim's statements, and said that Kevin had inappropriately touched her, as well.

Kevin has a lengthy criminal history, which includes charges for sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, incest, sexual assault and vehicle theft.

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