Evaluation ordered for woman who allegedly aided in rape of childPublished 10:55am Friday, December 21, 2012
A mental evaluation was ordered Wednesday for an Ironton woman charged with helping a man rape a toddler.
Alice Reffitt, 21, of the 1000 block of South First St., charged with first-degree complicity to rape and second-degree pandering obscenity involving a minor, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.
Judge D. Scott Bowling ordered the evaluation and will schedule a pretrial in the case once the results are returned.
According to the indictment, Reffitt “did with knowledge of the character of the material or performance involved, create, direct or produce an obscene performance that has a minor as one of its participants.”
Co-defendant in the case, Jeremy Curry, 22, of South Point, is accused of raping a 2-year-old, a first-degree felony, and also previously pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
Evaluations of Curry were returned but have not been admitted into evidence. Attorneys representing Curry will cross-examine the mental evaluator to find reasons for why they believe the evaluation should not be admitted.
In other cases:
• Carl Carpenter, 38, of 3811 County Road 31, Chesapeake, admitted to community controlled sanctions violations and pleaded guilty to fifth-degree breaking and entering. Bowling sentenced the man to one year and 11 months in prison.
• Steven Easterling, 36, of 2102 S. Eighth St., Ironton, admitted CCS violations. Bowling sentenced Easterling to six months in prison.
• Walter Plumley, 35, of 26 Private Drive 385, Chesapeake, admitted CCS violations. Bowling sentenced the man to 22 days in jail and ordered him to pay $250 per month in restitution.
• Joshua Porter, 24, of 1134 Madison Ave., Huntington, W.Va., admitted CCS violations. Bowling extended Porter’s CCS commitment an additional year and ordered him to pay $300 per month in restitution.
• Brenda Ritchie, 28, of 972 County Road 18, South Point, was arraigned on a bill of information of third-degree theft of a firearm, to which she pleaded guilty. Bowling set sentencing for Jan. 9 after a pre-sentence investigation.
• Jeffrey Sammons II, 30, of 217B Township Road 1430, South Point, was arraigned on four counts of fifth-degree breaking and entering, to which he pleaded not guilty. Bowling set bond at $20,000 cash plus an own-recognizance bond.
• Benjamin Stafford, 32, of 1718 Lexington Ave., Flatwoods, Ky., admitted CCS violations. Bowling sentenced the man to 20 days in the county jail.