MANATEE — A couple was arrested Friday on multiple charges of sexual battery on children over the past five years, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies reported Shawn Ussery, 42, and Amy Muse, 37, sexually abused minor victims known to them.
The victims also told deputies methamphetamine was smoked in the home and one claimed to have smoked it with Ussery days ago. A drug test confirmed this, according to the report.
Muse was charged with child abuse, child abuse failure to protect and lewd and lascivious exhibition. She is being held in Manatee County jail without bond.
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Ussery faces 10 counts of sexual battery, 16 charges of capital sexual battery and one count aggravated child abuse. He is also being held without bond in Manatee County jail.