06-22-2007, 01:28 PM #1
Mom pleads guilty in child sex case pursued by Ga. woman
Kudos to this lady for being observant and persistant! She saved the lives of these children, and maybe more!
A West Virginia woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in a child sexual abuse case that developed only because a Georgia woman on a trip doggedly pursued her suspicions that a young girl at a south Alabama convenience store was in danger.
Glenna Faye Wiley, 42, of Big Chimney, near Charleston, W. Va., must serve at least three years before she's eligible for parole, Conecuh County District Attorney Tommy Chapman said.
Wiley pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony sexual abuse and child abuse involving her daughter, who was 3 years old at the time of the arrest last year. She also had been charged with child abuse involving her son, who was 17, but her plea involved only the daughter.
Her husband, Jack Wiley, 59, also is charged with sexually molesting the girl and boy, with trial set for November. State-ordered DNA tests determined Glenna Wiley is the mother but he is not the father of the two children.
An investigation began after Tracie Lee Dean of Atlanta, who was driving through Alabama, saw the young girl at a convenience store off Interstate 65 in rural Conecuh County on Jan. 19, 2006, and suspected something was wrong. She said the girl's eyes haunted her and the man with the child seemed threatening.
Dean alerted authorities, but got nowhere at first. She began checking online sites and hot lines for missing children and eventually drove 300 miles back to the store, where she got a deputy to look at the surveillance tape. It showed the girl accompanied by Jack Wiley and helped authorities locate the couple and two children in a dilapidated trailer home in the county.
"I had to go through hell before anyone would listen to me," Dean told the Press-Register after the children were found a few days after her encounter with Wiley and the child at the store. "I thought I was going crazy. I'm just glad she's safe."
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06-22-2007, 01:31 PM #2Former Member
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06-22-2007, 09:59 PM #3
God bless this woman for following her gut and preventing more harm to those children..
06-23-2007, 12:36 PM #4
That lady is amazing. Some people out there truly do care.