Couple arrested on child sex, abuse charges

Couple arrested on child sex, abuse charges

Credit: Ashe County Sheriff's Office

(L) Joni Baldwin; (R) James Jordan

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 11:45 AM

FLEETWOOD, N.C. -- The Ashe County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of a couple on child sex and child abuse charges.

Joni Kay Baldwin, 31, of Fleetwood, was arrested Saturday and charged with felony child abuse and first-degree sexual offense of a child by an adult.

The Sheriff's Office says Baldwin's arrest is a result of an investigation that began in January of this year.

Baldwin's husband, James Allen Jordan, was arrested in late-January. He's charged with rape of a child and five counts of sexual assault by an object.

Both Baldwin and Jordan were arrested in January and each charged with multiple counts of obstruction of justice and intimidating state witnesses.

More charges are expected, the Sheriff's Office says.

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