A local husband and wife have now been formally charged in connection with the alleged molestation and rape of four children, according to Forsyth County Superior Court documents.
Last week a grand jury indicted Jimmy Don Hill III, 38, of Forsyth County for rape, incest, seven counts of child molestation and four counts of cruelty to children in the first degree. Mary Ann Hill, 38, of Forsyth County has been indicted for four counts of cruelty to children in the first degree.
At the time of Jimmy and Mary Hill’s arrest in April 2018, Cpl. Doug Rainwater of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said that the two individuals were taken into custody after deputies with the major crimes unit conducted a search of their northwest Forsyth residence.
New court documents allege that in March of 2018, Jimmy Hill “forcibly” had “carnal knowledge” of his minor step-daughter, allegedly also molesting that child and three other step-children during the same time period.
At the time of the arrests, Rainwater said that investigators believed that Mary Hill had knowledge of her husband’s alleged crimes prior to their arrests. Hill’s indictments allege that she “maliciously” caused physical and mental pain to the four children “by failing to intervene and prevent the sexual abuse” by Jimmy Hill.
Jimmy and Mary Hill were both held in the Forsyth County Jail but were later released on bonds of $55,000 and $11,110, respectively.
This case will be presided over by Superior Court Judge Philip C. Smith and will be prosecuted by assistant district attorney Ramsey R. Magaro.
An arraignment hearing in this case has been scheduled for June 11.
Attempts to reach Jimmy and Mary Hill for comment were unsuccessful.