JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 63 year-old Jacksonville woman pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to a charge of child neglect involving the sexual abuse of a young girl.
Patricia Woloszynowski was immediately sentenced to 14 years in prison after her plea.
According to a release from the State Attorney’s Office, Woloszynowski was arrested in March 2011 after a nine-year-old girl told police she was repeatedly abused by a sex offender, Robert Goeing Young. The abuse happened between August 2010 and March 2011. Young was previously found guilty in 1991 of sexual battery against a child.
Evidence showed Woloszynowski knew about the abuse and failed to protect the child. Her arrest report said she let Young sleep in the girl’s room although she knew it was wrong.
“This is the final conviction in an overwhelmingly sad case. Despite suffering unimaginable betrayal, this child is doing amazingly well in her new home. She recently finished second in a school wide spelling bee, and believes that she can conquer anything. I believe she can,” said Assistant State Attorney Alan Mizrahi.
Woloszynowski is one of five people arrested in the case. In October 2012, Christopher Perry was convicted and sentenced to six life sentences on five counts of sexual battery, one count of lewd or lascivious molestation, one count of conspiracy to commit sexual battery and one count of child neglect.
Perry’s wife, Mary Perry, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison on charges of child neglect and conspiracy to commit sexual battery.
Young, the sex offender, pled guilty to molesting the child -- he faces life in prison. Michael Halveland, Woloszynowski’s boyfriend, pled guilty to lewd or lascivious molestation.
The release said both Halveland and Young are scheduled to be sentenced next week.
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