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Maine Woman Allegedly Participated in Boyfriend's Sexual Assault of Disabled Girl

| by Allison Geller

A Maine woman faces felony charges for allegedly allowing her boyfriend to sexually assault a 14-year-old disabled girl.

34-year-old Holly A. Morrison was indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury on three class A counts of gross sexual assault, according to the Bangor Daily News.

She also faces three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

The victim, a family member of Morrison’s, told police that Morrison’s 59-year-old boyfriend, Donald Cass, sexually assaulted her with several objects. Morrison asked her to shower and get in bed with her and Cass. The victim first reported the abuse to friends and a school counselor.

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Morrison admitted that she’d seen Cass assault the girl, who is developmentally delayed, on three occasions. Cass pleaded guilty in February to two counts of gross sexual assault. He was sentenced to eight years in prison and four years of probation, but four years of the prison time were suspended, court documents state.

Cass said “she did not approve of Donald Cass’ behavior, but she said at some point he had convinced her that this behavior was normal,” an affidavit states.

The couple allegedly met at a “swinger’s party.” Cass, who was married, spent weekends with Morrison while telling his wife he was on hunting and fishing trips.

Morrison was indicted earlier this month and released on $500 bail.

Sources: Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald