S.C. woman forced child to have sex with her, warrant says

S.C. woman forced child to have sex with her, warrant says
Christina Claire Donahue (Source: Spartanburg County Detention Center)

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WYFF) - A Spartanburg County woman faces charges after deputies say she forced a child to have sex with her, according to documents from the Sheriff’s Office.

Christina Claire Donahue, 37, of Cowpens, was arrested Tuesday, according to the Spartanburg County Detention Center website.

She faces a charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a child between the age of 11 and 14, warrants show.

Warrants said the child was assaulted last year between Jan. 5 and July 22, and the crime was reported in September.

During an evening bond hearing, Donahue’s attorney said she turned herself in to police early Tuesday morning.

The judge read a statement from the mother of the victim asking the court to not grant the bond.

“I request you do not grant bond today and if you do, please give my child the assurance of being on house arrest or an ankle bracelet to assure my child that she can no longer hurt them or anybody else until her court date,” the statement read. “My child has lived in fear every day and has just got a little relief and assurance today when they were beside me when the officer informed us of the arrest that was made. I beg you, your honor, please don’t allow her to be free until court. My child does not need that worry again.”

The judge set Banks’ bond at $15,000. She was also ordered to have GPS monitoring and have no contact with the victim or family.

Banks’ next court appearance is on April 22.

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