Two arrested, charged with rape of minor
Two Mercer County people were arrested on charges involving a minor early Monday morning by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Special Response Team.
Rafael Poynter, 43, and his ex-wife Anastasia Vandergriff, 35, both of Mercer County, were arrested at 2016 Shakertown Road, according to a release from the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office.
Poynter was charged with first-degree complicity to commit rape of a victim under 12; first-degree complicity to commit sodomy of a victim under 12; use of a minor under 16 in a sexual performance; and promoting a minor under 16 in a sexual performance.
Vandergriff was charged with first-degree rape of a victim under 12; first-degree sodomy of a victim under 12; and use of a minor in a sexual performance.
The two are lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center. More charges may result. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office.
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