Ex-wife of man accused in sex slave case facing charges

by: Janine Reyes Updated:

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - A woman who authorities said brought a teenager to Central Florida from the Philippines to be a sex slave for her husband is now facing charges.

New documents charge Andy Bosch’s ex-wife, Melody Bosch, with striking and scratching a U.S. marshal who broke through a front door with an arrest warrant for Bosch.

He’s accused of enticing an underage teen from the Philippines to Central Florida for sex, with his wife’s help.

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The teen is related to his wife, who, according to documents, “appeared to be upset that Andy and (the victim) are beginning to develop feelings for one another outside the approved sexual arrangements.”

 

 

Another report details that Bosch showered with and had sex with the teenager and another minor in his home in May 2015.

Even though Bosch and his wife are now divorced, the affidavit for her arrest said as marshals made their way in the couple’s home last week, “Melody Bosch attempted to shut the door,” to a bedroom where Bosche was sitting, as though she was trying to protect him.

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Her attorney said it’s too early to comment on the case.

Bosshe’s attorney would not return Channel 9’s calls.

Law enforcement officers from Osceola County, where the teenage girl was in foster care, Orlando police and federal agents have been involved in the case.

Documents said the Department of Children and Families removed the teen from Bosche’s home because of the sex abuse investigation.

Investigators said Bosche followed her and eventually kidnapped her.