Court date set for woman accused of allowing child abuse

January 23, 2020 | Courts|Featured

NEWKIRK — An initial appearance is set for Jessica Leigh Rosholt, 35, Ponca City, in Kay County District Court on Jan. 31.

Rosholt is facing a felony charge of permitting injury and or sex abuse to a child and a misdemeanor count of failure to report child abuse.

Ponca City police Sgt. Matt Biddinger, reports in the affidavit that Rosholt reportedly admitted to knowing her children had been abused by a male subject described by the children as a “kid who stayed with them.”

A forensic interview was conducted with the children on July 19, 2019 in which they claimed they were physically and sexually abused.

Biddinger reports that Rosholt described the male subject as bullish and a sociopath. She reportedly told police she saw him raise a baseball bat towards one of her children. She reportedly told police that one of her children told her about the sex abuse and that she wanted to kill the male subject.

Biddinger reportedly asked her why she didn’t report any of the incidents.

“Things just started getting better and I did not want to ruin that,” she reportedly answered. “I thought about calling and even told the boys I was going too but never did.” Rosholt is free on $2,500 bond.

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