Greensburg woman got paid to let men kiss, touch 7-year-old girl, police say
A Greensburg woman who police say accepted money from men in exchange for allowing them to inappropriately touch a 7-year-old girl was arraigned Thursday and jailed on $100,000 bond, according to court documents.
Rebecca Lynn Shadle, 38, of Eastmont Estates is charged with trafficking of minors, along with several other offenses.
Through a ChildLine report and an interview with the victim on Monday, Greensburg police learned of allegations that involved the men touching the girl at Shadle's apartment.
Shadle admitted to investigators that she had sex with men in her apartment in exchange for cash, and police found messages on her phone indicating prostitution activity, according to the affidavit.
During a police interview Wednesday, Shadle told investigators she watched two men kiss and touch the girl. Police are continuing to investigate whether a 3-year-old girl who also was in Shadle's care was molested, Capt. Robert Stafford said.
An arrest warrant was issued Thursday morning for Brian Keith Spillar, 49, of Greensburg.
“Shadle then admitted that Spillar had paid her $60 to have sexual contact with (the girl),” Detective Sgt. John Swank wrote in the criminal complaint. “Shadle said that she was drunk at the time and needed the money.”
The second man, identified only as “Greg” in court papers, also paid $60 to touch her sexually, Shadle told investigators. Police are trying to determine “Greg's” identity.
Stafford said police are investigating whether a third man paid Shadle to abuse the girl.
“This is (expletive),” Shadle said as a sheriff's deputy led her from Senior District Judge James Albert's office following her arraignment.
“I was fearful for my life,” she said.
During the arraignment, Shadle told Albert she is a recovering alcoholic and the two children were removed from her care about six months ago after she overdosed on drugs and had to be revived with Narcan.
“I've been clean five months now. ... I have been trying to get my life back on track. I have a meeting with my caseworker Friday at (alcohol rehabilitation), and I don't want to miss it,” Shadle told Albert, asking to set a minimal bond.
But Albert noted the seriousness of the multiple felony complaints.
“There are so many serious charges here. ... I'm setting your bond at $100,000,” Albert said.
Spillar is charged with patronizing a victim of sexual servitude, aggravated indecent assault and corruption of minors.
In addition to the trafficking and exploitation offenses, Shadle is charged with conspiracy, aggravated indecent assault of a child, sexual exploitation of a child and child endangerment.
Paul Peirce and Renatta Signorini are Tribune-Review staff writers.