Man Commits Suicide After Being Charged With Sexually Assaulting His Teen Sister-In-Law With His Wife

He and his current wife, who is an exchange student, allegedly tried to convince the teen that the sex acts were to help her cope with being assaulted by her own parents, which she wasn't. 

By Gina Tron

A man in Cutler Bay, Florida killed himself after being charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl – the younger sister of his second wife. 

Dale Leary, 50, and his first wife, Claudia Leary, 47, were found locked inside a car on Tuesday morning. Both left suicide notes. Dale was found dead and Claudia was unconscious but is expected to be okay, according to CBS Miami.

Last week, Dale Leary was charged with raping a 14-year-old girl – the sister of his second wife. He and his second wife, Marta San Jose (pictured above), 21, are both accused of raping the teen.

San Jose lived with the Learys since she was 16, as part of an international educational exchange program from Spain. When she turned 18, Leary divorced Claudia, and married San Jose, according to the Miami Herald. San Jose’s family is unaware of the marriage and they sent her sister over to visit.

San Jose allegedly told her 14-year-old sister that she had been sexually assaulted by their parents years ago. The teen had no memory of any abuse. San Jose told Leary to “check” if she was assaulted, by putting his hand down her pants. He said that check proved she was in fact sexually assaulted earlier in her life. San Jose and Leary convinced the teen perform sexual acts with them numerous times, and San Jose told her sister it would "help" with with the past sexual abuse.

Both San Jose and Leary faced numerous charges, including sexual performance with a child and engaging in a sexual act with a familial child. San Jose remains in jail. Leary was out on bail but under strict house arrest when he committed suicide.

Authorities are not sure if Claudia Leary is connected at all to the sexual abuse allegations.

Leary was charged and convicted of indecent exposure, kidnapping, sexual battery in the 1980s, according to CBS Miami.

“They’ve been here for at least 10 years, they’ve had several [exchange students]. So we don’t know if they were doing anything to any of the other ones,” said Leary’s neighbor, Mr. Rockman told CBS Miami. “These people that bring these kids in, they do not investigate the backgrounds on where they are sending these children and things like this can happen again.”


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