Four people have been arrested after reports of sexual assaults on two girls, ages 13 and 15, a Washoe County sheriff’s detective said Wednesday.
Raymond R. George, 55, of Reno was arrested Sept. 10 on suspicion of two counts of sexual assault of a minor and three counts of lewdness with a minor under the age of 14.
On Tuesday, Mary Smalley-George, the man’s 52-year-old common-law wife, and Douglas R. Moulton Jr. and his wife, Marnie Moulton, 33, all of Reno, were arrested on suspicion of child neglect and endangerment.
A search of Raymond George’s residence revealed evidence of child sexual abuse, including evidence that he believed the teenagers were his “wives” and that he was living in a “cult-like” environment, said Sgt. Kim Bradshaw.
“George used his interpretation of the Bible to convince these people that this was all OK in the eyes of God,” Bradshaw said.
The sexual abuse had been going on for at least a year, she said.
Raymond George was held Wednesday at the Washoe County Jail in lieu of $65,000 bail.
Mary Smalley-George and the Moultons were in jail in lieu of $10,500 bail each.