A Taylor County grand jury indicted an Abilene couple Thursday on charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child and indecency with a child.
Howard Dee Sturgis, 56, and Chelsea Diaz, 29, are accused of sexually assaulting two young girls, both under 10, for a period of more than two years, according to the indictment.
Sturgis remains in the Taylor County Jail in lieu of a $200,000 bond, according to jail records.
Diaz bonded out of jail April 7 after posting a $100,000 bail.
In addition to the sexual abuse, the couple reportedly used a spray called "jungle juice" they would put on a rag and make the girls smell before assaulting them, according to the indictment. Sturgis told police he used the spray as an intoxicant.
The continuous sexual abuse of a child charge is a first-degree felony punishable by five years to life in prison and a fine up to $10,000.
The indecency with a child charge is a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000.
Abilene couple indicted in continuous sexual abuse of 2 children Brooke Crum , Abilene Reporter-News May 11, 2017
The judge said the offence was 'truly wicked'
Police have welcomed the sentencing
Man jailed for a decade for years of 'wicked' sexual abuse against teenage girl NINO WILLIAMS 12 MAY 2017