Sunday, February 7, 2016

UPDATED::Children's home 'house parents' accused of sexually abusing girls

UPDATE::  Child porn charges pending for former house parent
An Eagle couple who admitted to sexually abusing at-risk girls placed in their care through a church program will face additional charges, prosecutors confirmed Monday.

Michael and Jennifer Nicole Magill, 31 and 32, were originally set to be sentenced Friday on charges of sexual battery on a minor and sexual abuse of a child. But Prosecutor John Dinger said he asked for the hearing to be set over because he plans to bring child pornography charges against the couple.

Dinger said a forensic review of the couple's computer uncovered child porn investigators believe was created by Michael Magill.
UPDATE:: Couple pleads guilty to sexually abusing children at Eagle church ranch
A married couple from Eagle, who worked as house parents at a local Christian church ranch, have pleaded guilty to sexually abusing children, according to Idaho court records.

Michael P. Magill and his wife, Jennifer, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor 16 or 17 and sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 16.

 Couple pleads guilty to sexually abusing children at Eagle church ranch

An Eagle couple is facing felony charges after sheriff's officials say they sexually abused two teenage girls in their care.

Michael Paul Magill, 30, and Jennifer Nicole Magill, 32, were house parents at the Christian Children's Ranch on Duck Alley Road in Eagle when the alleged abuse occurred. The victims, a 17-year-old and a 14-year-old, were placed in the Magills' care through that group.

According to the Christian Children's Ranch website, the organization provides homes for at-risk or homeless children. House parents live on the 80-acre ranch and care for up to 10 children at a time "in a loving and structured environment," according to the site.

Sheriff's officials say the Magills, who worked as youth group leaders and camp counselors, may have additional victims.

Children's home 'house parents' accused of sexually abusing girls

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