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Man indicted on charges of sexual assault of a child

Carl Parhams Jr. (Source: Lubbock Co. Detention Center) Carl Parhams Jr. (Source: Lubbock Co. Detention Center)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

A man has been indicted by a Lubbock County Grand Jury on charges of sexual assault of a child after he and his wife were both accused of the crimes. 

Carl Parhams Jr., 49, and Shara Lynn Parhams, 41, are in the Lubbock County Detention Center. The grand jury has only indicted 49-year-old Carl Parhams Jr. at this point. He is being held in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a $75,000 bond.

The victim told police in August of 2015 she went to the Parhams' apartment where they started drinking alcohol. The victim said Carl tried to remove her shorts and that is when she started to feel uncomfortable. Shara reportedly told her it would be okay and not to think about it.

The girl told police the couple began to touch her inappropriately. 

The girl told police she tried to ignore what happened, just pretending nothing occurred.

Later that same month, the victim told police she went to stay with the Parhams again, under the assumption that Carl would not be there.

However, she said Carl was there.

The police reports state Carl began touching her and Shara persuaded her to let it happen. She said as the sexual assault escalated, she was shocked at what was happening and tried to block it out of her mind. The girl told police she woke up to Carl sexually assaulting her again the next morning.

She said Shara persuaded her to allow Carl to have sex with her, saying it was okay and there was nothing wrong with it. 

The alleged victim reportedly became very distraught and told police she does not remember many details after that. 

On March 15, an officer reported that Carl flagged him down while he was on patrol. The officer said Carl wanted advice because a family member was accusing him of sexual assault. Carl told the officer it was a crazy allegation because he was working the night she alleges the sexual assault occurred.

He said he is on parole and would never do such a thing to a family member. 

Shara Lynn Parhams is being held on an $80,000 combined bond.

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