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Junction City Woman Receives 110 Year Prison Term on Sex Assault Convictions

May 12, 2017

A 47-year-old Junction City woman was sentenced to a total of 110 years in prison in Marion County Court Thursday on four Class X counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and three counts of criminal sexual assault.

Judge Marc Kelly told Patricia Speagle it was his intention that she spend the remainder of her life in prison. He told Speagle the child victims had their childhoods stolen to satisfy the sexual desire of herself and her husband and the sentence is intended to keep the defendant from further abusing the children or interfere in their adult lives.

The judge called the five videos viewed by the court Wednesday as ‘disturbing’ and that Speagle had violated her position of ultimate trust by turning her family members into sex objects, which was made very clear by their actions in the videos where the ten-year-old could be heard to be clearly crying in pain with no effort by Speagle to stop her actions or even try to comfort her.

The 110-year sentence is ten more than what Assistant State’s Attorney Melissa Doran had asked, with the judge noting the extra ten years was for the age of her youngest child involved in the abuse.

Public Defender Tim Huyett noted even the minimum sentence of 32 years would sentence Speagle to live in prison for most of her life and noted her lack of a prior criminal record and her decision to plead guilty.

Charges are still pending against Speagle’s husband, Gary, and their daughter Dallas Holt.

The investigation began last October when Gary Speagle asked for assistance in trying to repair one of his computers that contained two photos that were believed to be child pornography. The sheriff’s department later obtained a search warrant for the home where two cameras and numerous electronic items allegedly involved in filming sex acts between family members was siezed. Patricia Speagle and her daughter Dallas Holt were both allegedly seen on the videos of participating in the sexual assaults on two minor children.

(watch for an updated story later this afternoon)

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