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Tallahassee couple sentenced for sexual battery of a child

Couple sentenced to 15 years in prison
Posted at 2:21 PM, Feb 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-23 14:21:37-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A Tallahassee couple will spend a combined 15 years in prison for sexually battering a child.

Shane Ebright and Marylynn Muncaster, 24, were both found guilty of lewd and lascivious battery and lewd and lascivious acts in the presence of a child under 16. Additionally, Muncaster was found guilty of sexual battery by a familial or custodial authority.

Both plead no contest to the charges.

Ebright was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison to be followed by five years on probation. He has also been labeled as a sexual predator.

Muncaster was sentenced to five years in state prison in late January. Her stint in prison will be followed by eight years of probation. She has been labeled as a sexual offender.

The couple are accused of giving the child alcohol before they attempted to involve the victim in their sexual activity back in April 2017.

According to court documents, Ebright sexually battered the "very intoxicated" 14-year-old child while he and Muncaster were engaged in sex, leaving the victim with injuries.

Tallahassee Couple Involved in Sexual Battery of a Minor Arrested

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee couple has been arrested on charges related to the sexual assault of a helpless victim under the age of 16.

Shane Ebright, 34, and Marylynn Muncaster, 23, were arrested on Monday after police were called to investigate a potential sexual battery.

According to a probable cause document, the 14-year-old child was picked up by Muncaster, who also had Ebright and with two others with her, and went driving around Leon County on April 22.

When they finished visiting various places, they went to the Muncaster and Ebright's house where they all began drinking and playing games. The victim also told police that they had been smoking weed.

At some point, the two others left, leaving Ebright, Muncaster, and the victim inside the home. The document said that the victim went to lie down on the couple's bed, due to the victim being very intoxicated.

Muncaster told police that she had believed that the victim had gone to sleep, so she and Ebright began having sex on the bed, next to the victim.

The victim said that eventually, Ebright started "trying to involve" the victim in the couple's intercourse. The documents said that Ebright finally stopped when the victim began crying.

After that, Ebright left the house and slept outside in the car.

During a medical exam, two injuries were found on the victim's genitals, which was consistent with the victim's account.

Both were arrested and taken to Leon County Jail. Ebright was charged with sexual assault. Muncaster was charged with child abuse and lewd and lascivious behavior with a victim less than 16-years-old.