Court Docs: Mariah Woods was Sexually Abused by Mom's Boyfriend

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JACKSONVILLE, NC - Court documents unveiled Tuesday accused the man arrested in connection with the death of Mariah Woods of abusing Woods and her two brothers.

In a custody battle over his two sons, Woods' biological father Alex Woods gave an argument for deserving custody, listing acts of physical and sexual abuse by 32-year-old Earl Kimrey, the boyfriend of the mother. 

In records obtained by the Jacksonville Daily News, the father accuses that Kimrey sexually abused 3-year-old Mariah. He also says Kimrey hit the brothers with a belt and caused a nosebleed by hitting one in the face. 

Editor's Note: A WFMY News 2 digital producer spoke with Daily News reporter Amanda Thames to verify the information in the documents. She confirmed her information came from the CPS (Certification Practice Statement) documents the father presented.

Here are some of the court documents released:

In the document, one brother said the mother, Kristy Woods, knew of the abuse and allegedly 'failed to protect the juveniles from exposure to sexual abuse.' 

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An Amber Alert was sent out for Woods on Nov. 27. Her body was found on Dec. 2 with Kimrey being arrested the day before. Kimrey appeared in court Monday and his next appearance is Dec. 18.

The Onslow County District Attorney says Mariah's autopsy results are still pending and no timeline has been provided as when they'll be available. 

Kimrey is charged with:

  • Concealing of Death 
  • Obstruction of Justice,
  • 2nd Degree Burglary
  • Felony Larceny
  • And Possession of Stolen Property

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