Posted on | January 9, 2014 | 20 Comments
Police say Misty Machinshok didn’t merely know her husband was raping a teen girl.
She helped him concoct a plan to do it and coached her through her first time in an attempt to get her pregnant – because Mrs. Machinshok herself can’t have children, court documents allege.
When the baby was born, the Machinshoks planned to adopt it for their own, police said.
Police on Tuesday charged Mrs. Machinshok, 32, of 154 Park Ave., with multiple counts of conspiracy to commit rape, sexual assault, indecent assault, endangering the welfare of a minor and corruption of minors.
Her husband, Gary L. Machinshok, 28, of the same address, was arrested in October on charges alleging he repeatedly forced a 15-year-old girl to have sex with him, calling her into his room and forcing himself on her as her siblings slept and while her mother was out for the night.
The girl told police Mr. Machinshok threatened to sexually assault her younger sister if she didn’t comply, court documents allege.
In November, police charged Mr. Machinshok with fondling a 12-year-old while they lay on a couch. He was also accused of walking into the bathroom while the girl was showering and trying to open the curtains, as well as frequently walking around the house naked.
The charges filed Tuesday, however, represent the first time Mrs. Machinshok has been accused of participating in her husband’s activities.
The 15-year-old girl later told police that Mrs. Machinshok was not only aware Mr. Machinshok had been raping her, but that she was present the first time it happened.
“She said that (Mrs. Machinshok) assisted her and told her what to do, and also watched as Gary Machinshok had sex with her,” according to the police affidavit, filed in court by Wilkes-Barre police Detective Ronald Foy.
Just a woman helping her pervert husband rape a 15-year-old girl. Nothing to see here. Move along.