Three Junction City family members arrested on child sex crime charges

SANDOVAL — Sandoval police have arrested three Junction City residents who have been charged this morning in Marion County Court with numerous child sex crimes.

Court documents list the same address for 20-year-old Dallas Sierra Holt, her mother 47-year-old Patricia Speagle, and her step-father 46-year-old Gary Speagle as the 300 block of Eighth Street in Junction City.

An investigation into the family began after pornographic pictures were found on Gary Speagle’s computer by a man who had agreed to try and repair it.

The man contacted Sandoval police to look at the pictures and an investigation was then launched by the Sandoval Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

There are details that were included in the probable cause statement and the charging information that we have chosen to not release to hopefully prevent the inadvertent identification of the alleged victims.

Holt has been charged in Marion County Court with Class 1 felony criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of 18, and Class 2 aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 18. Her bail has been set at $100,000.

Gary Speagle is charged with Class X felonies for predatory criminal sexual assault in that he committed a sex act upon a victim under the age of 13, and child pornography in that he knowingly photographed a victim under the age of 13 engaged in a sex act, as well as two counts Class 2 felonies for possession of child pornography photos of a child under the age of 13 engaged in a sex act. His bail has been set at $250,000.

Patricia Speagle is charged with Class X felony child pornography in that she knowingly photographed a victim under the age of 13 in a lewd exhibition, and Class 1 felony criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of 18. Her bail has been set at $200,000.

All crimes charged in the information against the three individuals is alleged to have occurred in 2015 or 2016 in Marion County. Preliminary hearings for the three defendants have been scheduled for October 27, and each defendant has been appointed a public defender.

If they are able to post bond and are released, they are prohibited from having any contact with children under the age of 18.