“The only reason I think they’re doing this is because he hangs out with a lot of teenage girls,” she said.
The father of an alleged 15-year-old victim said Atchison pretended to help his family after the father had a heart attack in August.
“Basically, you know, she was brainwashed,” said the father. “She’s obviously got a love affair with this guy. She is just all worried about him still.”
The family submitted clothing and other items for DNA evidence to authorities. The News-Sun did not name the father to protect his daughter’s identity. He said he’s frustrated with how long it took for charges.
“My opinion, this shouldn’t have went on as long as it did,” the father said.
Atchison has asked for a public defender and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing next Wednesday. He’s being held in the Clark County Jail on a $50,000 bond.