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Case to be dropped against wife accused of standing by while husband abused twin daughters in Wakulla County

Posted at 11:05 AM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 19:42:00-04

WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — A lack of evidence. That's why the State Attorney for Wakulla County is dropping charges against Regina Ceska.

She was previously accused of not reporting that her husband sexually and physically abused their adopted twin daughters.

The assistant state attorney says there is a 'lack of evidence' that Regina Ceska helped or even knew that her husband Mirko sexually and physically abused the couple's two adoptive daughters.

The investigation started in July when the two daughters escaped their home. The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office arrested both Regina and Mirko Ceska.

Later that month, a judge granted Regina pre-trial release because she's only being charged with misdemeanors. She did have to wear a GPS ankle monitor.

Regina's lawyer, Fred Conrad, says the decision to drop the charges is the right one.

"She never should have been arrested in the first place," said Conrad. "I said all along that I had an innocent client on my hands and I said all along it's the biggest nightmare that a defense lawyer has is that he knows that his client is innocent."

He says Regina's life has been turned upside down by the accusations and Conrad and his client are looking into getting compensation for the last 90 days.

The charges against Mirko Ceska are still pending. He is currently out of jail on a $50,000 bond.


The State Attorney for Wakulla County is dropping charges against Regina Ceska, who's accused of watching as her husband sexually and physically abused their adopted twin daughters.

Fred Conrad, the attorney for Regina Ceska, confirmed that the state attorney's office will be filing documents to drop the charges later this week after finding insufficient evidence to pursue charges.

She was charged with two counts of neglect and two counts of failure to report abuse, 2nd degree misdemeanors. Ceska, who is a nurse, was already out of jail after being released on her own recognizance.

Mirko, Regina's husband, is still facing charges after being arrested on charges of two counts of sexual battery by a familial or custodial authority, sexual assault, aggravated battery, and battery.

He's also been released on a $50,000 and has been ordered to wear a GPS monitor.

On July 1, the twin victims reported to WCSO that they had escaped from Mirko and Regina, who adopted them when they were 11 years old. The Ceskas are accused of physically and sexually abusing the victims for years.

The victims, who described Mirko and Regina as doomsday preppers. described episodes where Mirko would force sex acts upon them, some with the support of Regina.