The criminal charges keep piling up for a Pauls Valley couple accused of sexually abusing their own two-year-old child.

Multiple counts are focused squarely on Gerrad Coddington, 25, and his wife, Christina Nelson-Coddington, 29.

The additional charges coming from an investigation by the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office also accuse the couple of handcuffing and beating two other young children.

“We will ensure those who commit these types of crimes are held accountable and punished to the full extent of the law,” state Attorney General Mike Hunter said in a released statement.

Original accusations are both defendants sexually abused the woman's two-year-old daughter and Coddington's stepdaughter from March through June 14 this year.

A total of 12 charges were first filed against Coddington, including allegations of committing lewd acts with a child and possessing and manufacturing child pornography.

Seven similar allegations were filed against Christina Coddington.

When first arraigned in Garvin County District Court both were given $5 million bonds.

Earlier this week new charges of incest, rape, child abuse and conspiracy were filed against the couple.

Court documents show Coddington planned out with his wife to not only have sexual relations with his two-year-old stepdaughter but also to commit incest with his unborn child.

Two abuse charges were filed against each alleging they handcuffed six- and 10-year-old children from November last year through June 14.

According to documents, an electrical current was intentionally used on the younger child, while the older one was beaten.

The case against the local couple was led by the state attorney general's office after it was tipped off by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The tip came in the form of a single pornographic image sent on May 30. An affidavit shows the sexually explicit photo of a toddler was sent by Christina Coddington to her husband.

Each defendant was given five additional charges filed earlier this week.

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