ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Tina Scerba, 38, Rebecca Scerba, 37 and Felicia Rowe, 43 all of Ashland are charged with 2nd degree rape, 3rd degree sodomy and unlawful transaction with a minor.
Rowe is also charged with promoting a minor in sexual performance.
The arrests come after Ashland Police investigated a sexual offense involving a juvenile with a mental disability.
Police say the juvenile is in the care of Social Services.
All three women have been placed in the Boyd County Detention Center.
“It’s just disgusting to me,” said Courtney Hall, who lives in the same apartment complex as the women.
Hall says the news of what happened has surprised and saddened the neighbors of the complex.
“I just can't believe that people would do that to an under age kid that had a disability,” said Hall. “I'm a mother and I just couldn't see anything happening to my kids like that.”
Hall says she tries to keep her children sheltered, but because of what’s happened, she will have to have a conversation with them, especially her daughter, about staying safe and what to do if someone tries to touch them inappropriately.
“I told her not to let anybody touch her there or anything like that, and if they do, I said, ‘You come and tell Mommy, and Mommy will take care of it.’ I said, ‘Don't feel scared or anything like that.’”
Hall says she also worries about what the incident will mean for the neighborhood where they live. She says that part of town doesn’t have a great reputation and this doesn’t help.