LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- A Children's Division investigation into a girl's claims that she was sexually abused between the time she was two and three years old has led to a sodomy charge against a 25-year-old mom. Jackson County prosecutors charged Holly R. Brock on Wednesday with first-degree statutory sodomy for deviate sexual intercourse with a victim less than 12 years old.
Court documents describe that the investigation began in August of 2014 when the girl made disclosures during a therapy session that she had been sexually abused. A Children's Division investigator asked the victim if anyone had ever touched her vagina, to which she replied that only Brock had, saying that Brock had licked her there. The victim said the first time that it happened was when she was two years old, and the last time was when she was three.
A detective with the Lee's Summit Police Department then conducted a series of three interviews with the victim, who is now five years old, where she said that Brock licked her "bottom", vagina and breasts on separate occasions. When asked if the alleged abuse had happened more than once, she said, "more than one time. Like a whole year," according to a probable cause statement.
The girl told police the sexual acts happened at "Grandma Shelley's" home, which investigators say belongs to Brock's mother, but wouldn't say how the victim is connected to either of them.
FOX 4 attempted to speak with Brock's mother on Wednesday night, but she offered no comment. The victim said that Brock would take her into the bathroom, lift her night gown, and molest her.
News of the allegations horrified one of Brock's former neighbors. She said Brock, her ex-husband and their daughter used to live in a Pleasant Hill neighborhood. She said she would see Brock or her husband from time to time, but never saw their daughter.
"They didn't really talk to us much and she didn't come out and play, so I don't really know. We have three kids of our own and they didn't play with them at all," the woman said, who asked FOX 4 to protect her identity.
"Makes me feel uneasy that it could be this close to me. It's sickening."
Brock's charge is an unclassified felony that carries a punishment of life in prison or a term not less than 10 years if she's found guilty. She's also subject to lifetime supervision if convicted. A warrant for her arrest has been issued, and prosecutors have requested a $50,000 bond.