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Woman charged with endangerment after kids sexually assaulted

Posted: Friday, August 08, 2003

One of two people named in a 44-count indictment involving the sexual abuse of three children in Anchor Point was arraigned in Kenai Superior Court on Thursday.

Lianna R. Blair, 40, was formally charged with three counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child in a case dating back to October 2001, in which children now ages 12, 15 and 16 allegedly were abused by Theodore Blair, 60.

Lianna Blair is accused of leaving the children with Theodore Blair knowing that he allegedly had mistreated or had sexual contact with the children on a previous occasion.

Theodore Blair is charged with 18 counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, 18 counts of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor, one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor, three counts of coercion and one count of first-degree indecent exposure, which allegedly were committed between Oct. 1, 2001, and March 31, 2003.

He is to be arraigned on the charges this morning.

Pleas of not guilty were entered on behalf of Lianna Blair on Thursday, and Judge Charles K. Cranston appointed a public defender to represent her. She remains in custody at the Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

Her trial was scheduled for the week of Nov. 17 in Homer.



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