Spartanburg Co. man arrested for sex crimes against family member

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SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) — A Pacolet man faces charges for sex crimes against a minor. 

Shannon Wayne Cook, 38, is charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, incest, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and two counts each of child neglect. 

Jessica Lynn Cook, 34, is reportedly charged with child neglect. 

Deputies say the Cooks are a couple. 

The victims told authorities about incidents that allegedly happened between July 2017 and Sept. 24, according to a Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office report. 

Arrest warrants say Shannon Cook engaged in sexual battery with a victim younger than 16 years old at the time. He’s also accused of causing a minor to engage in incest, use illegal drugs and other crimes. 

The couple was booked into the Spartanburg County Detention Center on Wednesday. 

Jail records show Jessica Cook was released from jail on Thursday, while Shannon Cook remains behind bars. 

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