An Ascension Parish couple has been arrested on accusations the wife arranged for a 16-year-old to have sex with her husband, sheriff's deputies said Wednesday.

Donna Martinez, 37, and Jose Martinez, 38, of Prairieville, admitted to sheriff's deputies about their role in the scheme and the subsequent act, Ascension deputies said in a statement.

Deputies arrested and booked Jose Martinez on Monday on a single count of first-degree rape; e his wife, Donna Martinez, was booked the same day on a count of being a principal to first-degree rape.

Their arrests followed a complaint filed earlier the same morning.

Deputies said early Wednesday the Martinezes remained in Ascension Parish Prison with bail of $200,000 on each.


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