A Floyd County couple were indicted this week on charges they criminally and sexually abused their adopted children over a period of more than a decade.
According to court documents, Thomas Stacy Jr., and his wife Jennifer Stacy, both of Stephens Branch Road in Martin, were indicted by a Floyd grand jury on charges of criminal abuse and misdemeanor assault. Thomas Stacy Jr. was also charged with sexual abuse and sodomy.
According to the indictment, Jennifer Stacy is facing four counts of first-degree criminal abuse and one count of misdemeanor fourth-degree assault. The indictment alleges that the abuse for which Stacy was indicted occurred between the timeframes of September 2008 and Jan. 24, 2020. The misdemeanor assault allegedly occurred between January 2018 and Jan. 24, 2020. In the criminal abuse charges, Stacy is accused of abusing or permitting someone else to abuse her adopted minor children, causing “serious physical assaults,” the indictment says.
Thomas Stacy Jr. is also accused of assaulting the couple’s adopted children. The indictment says the criminal abuse charges against Thomas Stacy Jr. also date back to September 2008 and run through January 24, 2020. According to the indictment, the sex abuse charges against him are in relation to crimes allegedly committed between January 2008 and January 24, 2020. The sodomy alleged in the indictment allegedly occurred over a five-year period from January 2012 to January 2017, the indictment says.
The first-degree criminal abuse charges are class C felony charges, which carry a potential prison sentence of five to 10 years in prison. The first-degree sodomy charge filed against Thomas Stacy Jr. is a class B felony charge, which carries a potential sentence of between 10 and 20 years in prison. Both Thomas Stacy Jr. and Jennifer Stacy are lodged in the Floyd County Detention Center.