Children of Child Rape Suspects in Emergency Protective Custody

Posted at 10:21 PM, Aug 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-20 22:32:39-04

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.- It’s a case that’s shocked and enraged West Michigan.  Stevie Foehl and Michael Emory of Comstock Park are accused of raping a 1-year-old girl and filming it.

Police believe the victim was assaulted on two occasions and say she was an acquaintance of the pair.

The two were arrested in South Carolina after police say they fled from their apartment.  They’re set to be extradited to Michigan facing charges of criminal sexual conduct and child sexually abusive activity.

Fox 17 spoke with a friend of Stevie Foehl.  She says Foehl and Emory have been together since 2005 and are engaged.

She says Foehl used to call her when locking herself in the bathroom during fights with Emory and even have her mother’s phone number to call when things got bad.

Police say this is one of the most shocking child sex abuse stories investigators have ever seen.  They say it began when they learned of Emory’s sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl from Coopersville.  They claim he answered a babysitting ad the teen posted on Craig’s List.

During that investigation, computers at the home Emory and Foehl shared was seized.  That’s when police say they found the video of the 1-year-old being assaulted by the pair.

The FBI task force located Emory and Foehl in South Carolina and they were arrested.

Police in South Carolina tell us their children were placed into Emergency Protective Custody and as of this weekend are in the care of the Department of Social Services.