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33-year-old woman charged with incest while husband is accused of helping her commit the crime

By Mason White 12:53 PM June 9, 2017
Bobby Gene Tipton and Barbara Jo Tipton
Bobby Gene Tipton and Barbara Jo Tipton
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) A husband and wife of in Tennessee, were arrested on Wednesday, after detectives learned that the wife was having sex with a family member.

33-year-old Barbara Jo Tipton and her husband, 44-year-old Bobby Gene Tipton, were arrested after deputies executed a search warrant at their home on Wilson Road in Erwin.

The man and woman are facing charges of incest and statutory rape, following an investigation by the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department.

Police did not release many details of the case such as the relationship between the couple and the victim or how they learned of the incest.

Barbara Jo Tipton was charged with incest, statutory rape and soliciting sex from a minor. Her bail was set at $150,000 bail.

Bobby was charged with criminal responsibility for an act of incest, facilitating statutory rape and domestic violence, and his bail was set at $100,000 bail.