A Bedford couple apparently set out to avenge the rape of the wife when she was 9 years old, but now they face charges of aggravated assault, according to police.
The the husband and wife were arrested Monday morning at their southwest Bedford home, several hours after releasing a 47-year-old relative of the woman; she claimed he sexually assaulted her in 1985.
According to reports, the man on Sunday was tied up, beaten and threatened with a knife. He eventually was released, but he called police and the couple was arrested.
Officers, however, said the woman never filed a report about the crime.
"Even if she had filed a report, the statute of limitations ran out when she turned 28 based on the law that existed back then," Hurst police Sgt. Craig Teague said Tuesday. "Today, there’s no statute of limitation for a child who is sexually assaulted."
Staff Writer Domingo Ramirez Jr. reports.