Madison Police Charge 3 With Torture, Sex Abuse Of A Child

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Madison Police have charged three people with the torture and sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12.  Police say they got a tip about a month ago and began the investigation.

Madison Police arrested 40-year-old Mary Katherine Ard, 48-year-old Thomas Ard and 33-year-old Jason Lee Clanton.  Officers arrested them at a home on Allen Street in Madison.

The Ards are charged with two counts each of torture/willful abuse of a child.  Clanton is charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12, possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.

All three are in the Madison County Detention Center.