Alanna Nicole Partin, known for challenging the authority of local legal systems in several criminal cases, was back in Linn County Circuit Court on Wednesday morning, but this time for a far more serious matter.
The 39-year-old Sweet Home resident was formally charged with multiple sex crimes against children, and a prosecutor said there are other suspects in the case.
Partin was charged with first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree rape and three counts of first-degree sex abuse.
Three of those charges are Jessica’s Law crimes, which carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.
The crimes allegedly occurred in 2019, and the victims include a girl younger than 8 and a girl younger than 5.
“There are a number of people who will be charged for offending against the children in the same way,” said prosecutor Jonathan Crow. No one else has been arraigned as of Wednesday, Crow said, in a brief interview after the court hearing.
Partin was taken into custody on the charges earlier this month, and her parents paid 10% of her $150,000 bail in the case to secure her release from the Linn County Jail on Sept. 10.
The next hearing in the matter is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 12.
Wednesday morning’s hearing was mainly without the sort of outbursts that have marked some of Partin’s previous court appearances, though when asked her legal name, Partin, through her attorneys, again claimed that she was a Minnesota corporation and did not recognize the name she was charged under.
Judge Rachel Kittson-MaQatish and defense attorneys Edward Talmadge and Tim Felling kept the proceedings running smoothly for the most part, however.
During the hearing, Crow acknowledged that the prosecution would not make an offer of a negotiated settlement. The state would receive offers from the defense if any were forthcoming, however.
A probable cause affidavit for the case has not been made public at this time.
Partin has five other open cases in Linn County Circuit Court and one open case in Benton County Circuit Court.
In Linn County, she’s charged with criminal driving while suspended or revoked and four counts of failure to appear in a case originating in January 2019; felony attempt to elude (by vehicle), interfering with a police officer and criminal driving while suspended or revoked and two counts of failure to appear from a case originating in May 2019; criminal driving while suspended or revoked, resisting arrest and two counts of failure to appear in another case that originated in May 2019; two counts of strangulation, menacing, unlawful use of a weapon and felony fourth-degree assault in a case from November; and contempt of court from a case in December.
In Benton County, she’s charged with felon in possession of a firearm, interfering with a police officer, unlawful possession of a firearm and failure to carry and present a driver’s license from an incident that occurred in November 2018. The next hearing in that matter is set for Oct. 16.
Kyle Odegard can be contacted at 541-812-6077 or email@example.com.
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