Friday, August 21, 2015
Two charged after child sexual assault allegations
Two Williamson residents have been arrested in connection to the sexual assault of children. Another arrest is still pending. Williamson City Police and West Virginia State police arrested 22-year-old Maximo Ayala of Peter Street, for first-degree and third-degree sexual assault involving two minors. One, a 14-year-old; the other, 7. The arrest warrant states the 14 year-old is pregnant and also has a 5 month-old-child, both believed to have been fathered by Ayala. The abuse was reported by a parent of one of the victims. Ayala is currently being held at the Southwestern Regional Jail on a $200,000 cash bond. In the same case, one of the victim’s mother, Thelma Louise Thomas, was arrested for sexual abuse involving a parent or guardian. She is also being held at the Southwestern Regional Jail on a $100,000 cash bond. Her husband, Rodney Thomas, has not been located. The investigation is ongoing and more charges could be pending.