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Girl lured to remote area, ambushed
Teens wait in woods to attack
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A man who lured a girl to remote location so she could be ambushed and beaten by teens while he watched has been released on time served.
The man, Christopher Hollandsworth, 20, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was given an 11-month, 29-day sentence but released on time served and must perform 24 hours public service work and undergo a drug and alcohol assessment. The charge of assault was dismissed. His co-defendant, Frankie Jo Spurlock, who faces the same charges as Hollandsworth, has a hearing at a later date for her part in the incident.
According to sheriff’s investigator Kevin Murphy, Hollandsworth and Spurlock conspired with two young girls, ages 14 and 15, both of whom have juvenile charges pending, to lure a young girl to a location near the intersection of Highway 30 and Highway 70. The reason for their plans to ambush the girl has not been revealed. Investigators say Hollandsworth picked up the victim and brought her to the area where the teens were waiting.
“Upon arrival at the predetermined location, he told (the victim) he had a flat tire,” Murphy swore in his warrant against Hollandsworth. “He pulled into a gravel area near the woods and stopped.”
It was then the young girls came out of the woods where they had been hiding and attacked.
“They came out of where they were hiding in the nearby woodlot and began to assault the victim,” Murphy said, noting the victim received injuries to her face, eye and chest. “Mr. Hollandsworth stood by watching the assault, making him criminally responsible.”
Two passersby stopped to help the victim and were reportedly told by Hollandsworth he had stopped so the girls could assault the victim.