An Oklahoma mother was arrested Wednesday on charges of enabling child sexual abuse, after the OSBI says she allowed her young daughter's uncle to sexually abuse her for several years.
OSBI says Angela Mellissa Tuszynski, 32, described the relationship between her daughter and Matthew Mallory, 35, as more like husband and wife than uncle and niece.
The girl had been molested by Mallory since she was nine years old at his home near Okarche, where all three lived.
Authorities began investigating more than a year ago, when the girl was 14 years old.
In April 2011, Mallory took the girl and ran to Texas, which lead to a six-day manhunt, before he was finally captured and brought back to Kingfisher County to face charges.
Tuszynski had moved in with Mallory after breaking up with his brother, the father of her children. She was interviewed early on by OSBI agents. She told them that her daughter and Mallory slept in the same bedroom, while she slept on the couch in the living room. She also said she knew that Mallory was a lifetime registered sex offender and that he had spent time in prison for sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl.
Mallory is currently serving a life sentence for rape.