MARION VIRGINIA COUPLE ACCUSED OF SEX CRIMES

A Marion Virginia Man And His Former Girlfriend Are Accused Of Planning To Have Inappropriate Contact With A Ten Year Old Girl. 41 Year Old Richard Cruey And 38 Year Old Laura Cindy Thompson Are Charged With Use Of A Communications Systems To Facilitate Certain Offenses Involving Children. Cruey Is Also Charged With Conspiracy To Commit Forcible Sodomy. Their Arrests Came After A Concerned Citizen Came To A School Resource Officer About A Facebook Message On A Cell phone Regarding The Young Child. Both Cruey And Thompson Are Being Held In The Southwest Virginia Regional Jail In Abingdon Pending Arraignment In Smyth County Juvenile And Domestic Relations Court. The Two Face Additional Charges.