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Couple accused of assaulting child

Danielle Whitaker Danielle Whitaker
Bernard Willis Bernard Willis

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A mother is one of two people arrested for the sexual assault of her own daughter.

Henrico Police say the victim was first assaulted by her step-father, 30-year-old Bernard Willis.

But when the child told her mother, Danielle Whitaker, about the abuse, Whitaker began to sexually assault her as well.

The victim told investigators the assaults happened over a four-year-period beginning when she was only 4-years-old.

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