A New Hampshire man names Terry Shelton (left) is charged with three counts of child rape. Police believe he raped a 4-year-old boy on multiple occasions.
Authorities also arrested the boy's parents, Katelyn Perdue and Christopher Hart and charged them with child abuse and neglect.
Investigators say Terry confessed to touching the boy inappropriately in December, as well as forcing the child to perform sex acts earlier this month.
The Department of Children’s Services was conducting a separate investigation involving the family when they learned of the possible rape. The boy told investigators that he told his parents, Katelyn Perdue and Christopher Hart, what Shelton had done to him.
Hart told deputies he confronted Shelton and told him not to do it again, but neither parent kept the child away from Shelton. As a result, the child was abused by him two other times.