Deputies: Florida woman admitted to raping child, 6, with her father

Melissa DeLoach, Manatee County Jail booking photo

BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) – Authorities say a Florida woman admitted to participating in the rape of a 6-year-old child with her father.

Investigators with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office interviewed Melissa DeLoach, age 28, as part of an investigation into her father, who is accused of raping the child.

Detectives say DeLoach admitted to watching and participating in the sexual assault.

She told detectives that the child was abused five or six times.

DeLoach is being held without bond in the Manatee County Jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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