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Mother of juvenile assault victim faces obstruction charge


Woman first didn’t believe daughter’s account of boyfriend’s sexual assault last fall; now arrested for trying to get her to change her story, falsified documents

A woman from Snow Camp has been charged with obstructing an investigation into her boyfriend’s alleged sexual assault of her young daughter.

Christy Jeannine Danese

According to the office of Alamance County’s sheriff,  faces a felony-level charge for obstruction of justice after she allegedly shared falsified documents with the district attorney’s office and coerced her daughter to change her original statement about the assault.

See UPDATE, with additional charges filed against the mother’s boyfriend:

The 44-year-old white female had previously been arrested alongside her boyfriend Robert David King Jr., when he was taken into custody in November for the alleged sexual assault of Danese’s daughter.

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Among the charges that were filed against Danese at the time was a misdemeanor count for failing to report the assault, which she reportedly ignored because she didn’t believe her daughter’s account.

Danese’s subsequent obstruction charge stems from a complaint that the D.A.’s office passed along to the sheriff’s investigators on Friday.

Danese, who had been out on bail since December, was taken back into custody based on this allegation. She is currently in jail under a $250,000 bond.

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