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Husband smiles in mugshot after being arrested for molesting 2 and 4-year-old sisters in front of his wife

By Mason White 12:49 PM September 3, 2017
Douglas and Tamy Lynn Pershing
Douglas and Tamy Lynn Pershing
By: William Martin

A teacher and her husband were arrested over the sexual abuse of two young girls.

The two children stayed with the two who were friends with the girls’ parents.

Police arrested 54-year-old Douglas Pershing on charges of second-degree sexual assault. Douglas is an author who wrote the science fiction series called “Shifters.”

His wife, Tamy Lynn Pershing, 46, who is a sixth-grade language arts teacher at the Arkansas Arts Academy, was required by law to report such crimes.

She was charged with failure to notify by a mandated reporter and endangering the welfare of a minor.

According to police, the 4-year-old victim said that Douglas made her and her sister touch him when he came out from the shower on many different occasions.

One child told police that Tamy walked in one time and saw them touching her husband. She told her husband “to stop and not do it again,” according to police.

Doug was released from the Benton County Jail after posting $30,000 bond. His wife is awaiting a bail hearing.