Francis Keiling, 73, and Nathaniel Keiling, 38, were arrested months apart with a combined total of 216 charges.

Francis Keiling, 73, was arrested in August for 52 individuals’ counts of first degree sexual assault, incest and sexual abuse by a parent or guardian.

Nathaniel Keiling, 38, was taken-in by authorities in October with 20 counts of each of the same alleged charges

The alleged abuse happened over a 10 year period, between late 2007 and 2017according to reports reported.

Court documents claimed that one of the girls decided to talk to police after an incident in May this year.

She alleged that Francis Keiling raped her three times in 24-hours while in the basement of a church in Beckley, West Virginia.

One of the alleged victims told police that she was forced to share a small hospital bed with him.

There she claimed that if she ever tried to sleep alone he would follow her and get into her bed.

St Francis de Sales Parish in Beckley, West Virginia, where some of the alleged incidents were said to have happened.

One of the girls claimed that Francis Keiling raped her three times in 24 hours in the basement of the parish.

Francis Keiling was arrested on August 25 over the alleged abuse.

He was charged with 52 individual counts of first-degree sexual assault, incest and sexual abuse by a parent or guardian.

Nathaniel Keiling was taken in on October 21 and charged with 20 counts of each of the same alleged offences.

Both of them are being held in Southern Regular Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Authorities have not revealed the exact familial connection between the suspects and their alleged victims.

Father Paul Wharton, of St Francis de Sales Parish, where some of the incidents are alleged to have happened released a statement.

He said the diocese was “deeply saddened” to have learned of the accusations.

Father Paul went onto add that Francis Keiling was never an “employee or volunteer” at the Parish or School.

 

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