Buckjunes Indicted On Several Abuse Charges

A grand jury in Angelina County has indicted a Lufkin couple accused of severely abusing their children.

Bennedetha Buckjune was indicted on two charges, including aggravated sexual assault of a child and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and injury to a child.

Her husband, Joshua Buckjune, was also indicted on an aggravated sexual assault of a child charge and injury to a child by omission.

Police say Bennedetha Buckjune beat and tortured her 13- and 14-year stepdaughters and their father did not report the abuse to authorities.