JUNEAU -- A 48-year-old Juneau woman has been charged with a series of abusive acts to children.
Anna Marie Lloyd is facing two counts of felony physical abuse of a child intentionally causing bodily harm and one count of misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
If convicted of all the charges, Lloyd faces a fine of $30,000 and 12 years and 9 months in prison.
According to the criminal complaint, Lloyd, formally of Reeseville, has 13 children, but the state of Oklahoma had previously removed almost all of them from her care. She left the Arkansas-based Tony Alamo Cult in 2008 before a police raid that resulted in the children of cult members being placed in protective custody. A local school district contacted child protective services after discovering the children were not in school and were not registered with the state for home schooling.
According to the criminal complaint, Lloyd would smack a baby and preteen several times a week with a closed fist across the head to gain compliance; the baby would play in a litter box, eat cat feces multiple times, drink out of a toilet and eat dishwasher tablets while Lloyd stared blankly at a computer screen for hours and an older child tended to diapers; and a preteen who was said to be home-schooled could not read, write or count and would have used a computer program for homeschooling but did not know the password.
Lloyd also reportedly condoned molestation saying the child was "fine with it," the complaint states.
She also told a preteen to smoke marijuana because she wanted the child to try it at home and not on the streets. Lloyd told investigators she smokes marijuana because she was diagnosed with PTSD.
When questioned by investigators, Lloyd admitted to some of the charges, but said the incidents occurred only once and not multiple times, the complaint states.
A review hearing has been scheduled for Lloyd on Wednesday in Dodge County Circuit Court.