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3 Metro-East family members accused of sexually abusing relatives

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SWANSEA, Ill. -- Three members of a southern Illinois family are charged with sexually abusing juvenile relatives.

Swansea Police Chief Mike Arnold says the abuse by Terry L. Barton Jr. came to light when his estranged wife informed police.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports Tiffany Barton was separating from her husband when a victim told her of the abuse. The alleged abuse may have begun in September 2009 and involved girls who are now 16, 14 and 9 years old.

Arnold said Tiffany Barton’s nephew, Jonathon Yon, was involved in the abuse at the Bartons’ Swansea home and their previous home in Belleville.

Barton and Yon were charged with criminal sexual assault and abuse. Tiffany Barton was charged with indecent solicitation of a child. It wasn’t immediately known if they have lawyers.

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