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07/16/03 - Longview

Sex Ring Broken up in Rusk County

Three people have now been charged in a case of child pornography and sexual assault in Rusk County. It's a case in which police hope they have found all the victims. 39 year old, Daphne Folmer, 63 year old, Joe Gail Duncan and 69 year old Jackie Jones have each been arrested in connection with the sexual assault and sexual performance of two teenage girls in the Henderson area.

Duncan is also charged with retaliation, for allegedly threatening the female suspect, who he feared would give evidence against him. Authorities say a day after Duncan had threatened to burn the house of the female suspect, Daphne Folmer, her house burned to the ground. And investigators say the blaze is suspicious.

The home was being used as a place where the group is accused of taking sexually explicit pictures of the girls, selling them to local buyers. Neighbors and investigators are still amazed something like this went on in such a small town.

Another arrest of a Waxahachee man is expected in the case.

 Duncan and Jones on free on bond while Folmer remains in the Rusk County Jail.

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