PALM BAY, Fla. -- A Palm Bay husband and wife remain jailed on charges they forced a 17-year-old woman to have sexual relations with them.

Nathan Copeland, 22, and Gertha Freeman, 32, were charged with sexual battery after Palm Bay Police were called to investigate the woman’s allegations against the pair, officials report.

The couple is being held at the Brevard County Detention Center and will have court hearings on the charges in August. Police also carried out a search warrant of the couple's home at 272 High Road last week.

"The 17-year-old was having a (relationship) with the 22-year-old," Yvonne Martinez, spokeswoman for the Palm Bay Police Department, told Local 6 News partner Florida Today.