Natasha Quitugua Peters, the mother accused in a sexual assault case involving her daughter, has been released from custody.
Quitugua Peters was released on Thursday May 28, according to Carlina Charfauros, the Public Information Officer with the Attorney General’s Office.
The prosecution deferred to the court on her release however, they strongly opposed the release of the co-defendent and step-father of the minor involved, Duayne Peters.
He was released from custody in April, 2020.
Charfauros said, “the court granted it [Duayne Peters’ release] over our objection and the defendant posted bail. The judge released him to third party custodians.”
Natasha and Duayne Peters were arrested and charged with sexual assault over the February 15, 2020 weekend.
According to Guam Police, in March 2019, an adult female filed a Criminal Sexual Assault complaint, saying she’d been sexually assaulted by her stepfather and her mother, while she was in middle school and high school.
GPD’s Domestic Assault Response Team took over the investigation and worked to track down the stepfather, Duayne Peters, who’d been living in Saipan.
After making arrangements with Homeland Security, Guam Police detectives arrested the stepfather at the Guam Airport, when he arrived on Saturday February 15.
A grand jury indicted the two on February 21, 2020.
Duayne Richard Peters was charged with five counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct as a first-degree felony, and three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct as a first-degree felony.
He was also charged with a special allegation of vulnerable victim because the victim was younger than 14 years old.
Natasha Quitugua Peters was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct as a first-degree felony, with a special allegation of a vulnerable victim.
She was also charged with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct as a first-degree felony.