Man ‘devastated’ after learning of sexual abuse charges against ex-wife

Posted at 11:47 PM, Jul 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-09 16:26:46-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - Crystal McBride is charged with sexually abusing four underage boys. Police say she invited them over to her Virginia Beach home and her boyfriend James Owens Jr. would buy the boys alcohol.

Her ex-husband Keith McBride can't believe it.

"I was just devastated to hear the news and that these boys were victimized and I was floored by it all," Keith McBride said about the charges against his ex-wife.

Keith has an 11-year-old son with Crystal.

"I never really saw a lot of this coming to be honest with you," Keith McBride said.

Keith says his son was at Crystal's Waverly Drive home in Rosemont when some of the events in question happened, but Keith says his son was asleep and didn't see anything.

"She said she was getting threatening messages on her telephone so she changed her phone number and she gave me this text message, 'Hey I'm innocent. All this stuff has been misconstrued," Keith McBride said.

Police say the sexual abuse happened on two occasions; once in March, another last month.

"I'm not trying to keep him from his mother now, but what she's done here I can't agree with, I don't agree with," Keith McBride said. "And I will not send my son back into that environment until a full investigation has been done."

A parent of one of the victims reported it to police, and soon three more victims were discovered.

McBride had her arraignment in court on Tuesday. She's not allowed to contact the victims or any other underage boys, except for her son.


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