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Girl says mom accused of sexual assault provided alcohol, pot gummy bears to her and underage friends

Girl says mom accused of sexual assault provided alcohol, pot gummy bears to her and underage friends

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OMAHA — A tearful 12-year-old girl testified Thursday in Sarpy County District Court that her mother provided alcohol to her and her friends during weekend sleepovers.

The mother, 36-year-old Christina M. Greer, will stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting two boys during the sleepovers between September 2017 and February 2018.

Greer also has been charged with five counts of felony child abuse due to the allegations that she gave alcohol and marijuana to children at her home near 144th Street and Giles Road.

On Thursday, Sarpy County District Judge George Thompson ordered Greer to stand trial on the child abuse charges after hearing testimony from several witnesses, including the girl and an investigator with the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office.

Greer is being held on a total of $1.5 million bail and must pay 10 percent of that amount, or $150,000, to be released from jail.

Her attorney, James McGough, on Thursday had unsuccessfully sought to set a lower bail amount.

Greer kept her face turned away from the witnesses with her right hand cupped over her eyes.

Sarpy County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Benak testified that he interviewed a 13-year-old boy who said he had sex with Greer on three occasions during the sleepovers.

Benak and Greer’s daughter both identified up to six teens or preteens who regularly spent the weekend at Greer’s house.

Greer’s daughter said her mother told the kids to keep the events at her house a secret.

Some of the events included drinking margaritas, playing drinking games and eating marijuana-infused gummy bears.

“She said we shouldn’t tell anybody because she’d get in trouble and lose her kids,” the girl testified about her mother.

Benak said investigators found three photos of Greer on the cellphone of the one of the boys Greer is alleged to have sexually assaulted.

Under questioning by McGough, Benak acknowledged not knowing who sent the pictures to the boy.

McGough hammered away at the inability of law enforcement to find any marijuana, marijuana edibles or containers that would have held the gummy bears when they searched Greer’s home.

He also questioned whether the kids had taken the alcohol or been given it by Greer.

Appearing distraught, clutching tissues and wiping her tears, the daughter testified that she went with her mother to Walmart to purchase strawberry and watermelon margarita mix.

The kids didn’t have to sneak the alcohol, she said, her mother poured them drinks.

When asked by Deputy Sarpy County Attorney Philip Kleine if she ever got drunk, Greer’s daughter said: “Every time.”


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