A Lexington, Virginia man along with his half-sister have received a combined TOTAL of a 108 years in prison after being convicted of Sexually Abusing two very young girls.
39-year-old Robert Eugene Clark, was sentenced to 65 years in prison for Sexually Abusing the two young girls, he was charged with nine counts, which included taking Indecent Liberties,Rape and Aggravated Sexual Battery.
And his half-sister, 30-year-old Samantha Simmons, was sentenced to 43 years in prison on 11 counts that included endangerment of a child, Sodomy and Aggravated Sexual Battery.
The two little girls who were the victims in this sick crime are sisters, their ages are 3-years-old and 8 -years old. They were removed from the home that is in Arnold Valley in Rockbridge County, they were removed by Social Workers after being pushed into action by the County’s Sheriff’s office.
In 2015, the Sheriff’s Office had received a call from a concerned neighbor about the condition of the home and the well-being of the two little girls.
The girls had been living in a Filthy, Bug Infested conditions for quite some time.
And to make matters even worse for these poor little girls they were Sexually Abused……because they didn’t know ANY better, they HAD to perform whatever sexual requests that were was asked/demanded of them because……. they were brought up into this family that had THREE generations of Sexual Abuse! These poor little angels didn’t have a choice because they didn’t know any better!
Peggy Sigler, a Rockbridge Area Department of Social Services case worker, said while describing the younger girl.
“She was a feral child; that’s the only way I could describe her,”
“They were taught to perform sexual acts more so than they were taught to brush their teeth,” Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Jared Moon said
The two little girls are now in Foster Care and they are reportedly making progress, BUT…..they have/are displaying signals/signs of all the abuse that they were forced to go through….YA THINK?????
The younger little girl who is 5 years old now has still not been able to enter into Kindergarten, she shows signs of Developmental Disabilities, she has only learned Basic Words and Numbers…..And she can only identify with one color.
The Defense Attorney argued in court that 30-year-old Samantha Simmons, “male family members had sexually abused her a while back, so the “deviancy to her became the normal.”
“I’ve been here 39 years and this has been the most disturbing and disgusting thing I’ve ever heard in the courtroom,” Bruce Patterson, Rockbridge County Circuit Court Clerk, said.
Social Workers were taking their time to respond to the calls of complaints from neighbors. A former Supervisor with the Agency, had REFUSED to enter reports into the computer/system….Which is required by State Policy, and this person is also accused of shredding many reports of Child Abuse that had been made to that Agency.
- No Social Workers have been charged with ANY crime in this case.*
The male, 39-year-old Robert Eugene Clark who has been said to have “MILD RETARDATION” did not deny doing any of these evil things to these little girls, he just said that he doesn’t remember doing anything to them. He also said he doesn’t mind spending time in Jail,
In fact he said he is quite comfortable with staying in jail, saying….
“As long as I have a roof over my head, a bed to sleep on, and three meals to eat, I’m happy.”