- A dead 18-year old disabled girl suffered years of sexual abuse from her stepfather
- Her mother and the pedophile have been arrested
- The girl only came forward to tell about the situation after she became pregnant
The mother and stepfather of 18-year old Holli Jeffcoat have been arrested over the alleged prolonged sexual abuse she suffered most of her life. The girl recently died in suspicious circumstances.
Holli, who was disabled and only had the mental age of a seven-year-old, was discovered dead, with her uterus ripped out, in a house that had been partially burned.
James Holland has been accused of raping his stepdaughter on repeated occasions, at least since 2008. That year came the first indication that something odd was happening to Holli, when a blood test she took following a car crash, revealed she had a sexually transmitted disease.
Holli’s mother, Debi Holland, is also being charged with aiding her husband with the abuse, and covering up for him. It is thought she even prevented medical exams on her daughter, which would have determined the abuse she suffered.
It was only after Holli became pregnant with her stepfather’s baby, when she finally decided to come forward and tell her school officials about her dire situation. “She didn’t want to go home,” a counselor commented.
Holli mother denies knowing what was going on with her daughter and husband.