Suspect's daughter arrested in New Mexico sex-torture case
April 26, 1999
ELEPHANT BUTTE, New Mexico (CNN) -- The daughter of a man arrested for sexually torturing two New Mexico women was herself arrested Monday morning.
Glenda Jean Ray, also known as Jesse Ray, 31, was taken into custody by FBI agents and New Mexico State Police without incident at her father's mobile home in Elephant Butte, police said.
Ray was arrested on 12 charges, including kidnapping and criminal sexual penetration. She was taken to the New Mexico State Police office in Truth Consequences, New Mexico, and is being held on $1 million bond, said FBI Special Agent Doug Beldon.
Her father, David Parker Ray, 59, is accused of sodomizing the two women and keeping them shackled with padlocked collars. He has been ordered to stand trial on 25 counts.
David Ray was arrested March 22, along with his associate Cynthia Hendy, 39.
Hendy agreed to waive a preliminary hearing and pleaded guilty to reduced charges.
She is now charged with two counts of accessory to kidnapping, two counts of accessory to criminal sexual penetration and one count of conspiracy to kidnap.
Under the agreement, Hendy is "subject to a term of incarceration of not less than 12 years nor more than 54 years," according to Deputy District Attorney Jim Yontz.
Another defendant, Dennis Roy Yancy, 27, was charged with murdering Marie Parker, who disappeared from an Elephant Butte bar two years ago. Her body has never been recovered.
A source close to the investigation told CNN earlier this month that Yancy told police that he strangled Parker.
Following Yancy's arrest, the FBI identified him as a known associate of Ray and Hendy.
Investigators have recovered more than 1,000 pieces of evidence and more than 100 leads involving as many as 10 states. Authorities are trying to determine if there are more victims.
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