…and people wonder why victims don’t try and tell anyone.
The adult world is so self-absorbed, and into self-protection and denial...
“A Galesburg woman told attorneys Monday that she doesn’t believe a child who wrote a letter to her about being sexually abused.
Angel B. Holloway, 26, Chicago, has been charged with permitting sexual abuse of a child and six counts of endangering the life of a child. The first offense is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines.
Galesburg detective Todd Olinger testified Monday that Holloway had called the Department of Children and Family Services in early April after she heard from another person that Calvin J. Williams had been sexually abusing the victim. She relayed the incidents to officials at the Child Advocacy Center.
Olinger contacted Holloway on April 11 to discuss the alleged incidents. She said the victim had written her a letter in December stating that she had been sexually abused.
Holloway said she threw away the letter and does not believe the incident could have happened. She said there wasn’t an instance when Williams would have been alone with the victim.
Additionally, Holloway said she has not been given the opportunity to review evidence from the Child Advocacy Center.
Knox County Assistant State’s Attorney Elisa Tanner said Holloway admitted on videotape that she would lie in a courtroom for Williams. Holloway later said she would not lie in front of a judge or under oath.
Tanner also questioned why Holloway told officials she was blackmailed into calling DCFS. Holloway said she never said that.
Knox County Judge James Stewart determined there was enough probable cause to continue the case to trial.
He said Holloway’s statements were “all over the board” — when she first talked with police and Monday’s court hearing.
He also lowered Holloway’s bond from $100,000 to $25,000 Monday, meaning that she would need to pay $2,500 to post. He explained that she does not have a criminal history and will likely appear in court. The victim is in protective custody.
Stewart ordered that as part of Holloway’s bond, she cannot have any unsupervised contact with the victim.
Holloway’s next hearing is set for Thursday.
Williams, is scheduled to appear in court Monday. He had been charged with three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.”
If the child was being sexually abused, I hope this woman does receive time in prison. It is a moral and legal crime to aid a child sexual abuser.