GREENSBURG (KDKA/AP) — A Westmoreland County woman has been charged with both prostituting herself, and also allowing customers to allegedly touch a 7-year-old girl in her care because she “needed the money.”
Greensburg Police say Rebecca Shadle has been arrested and charged with multiple counts, including trafficking in minors, aggravated indecent assault of a child, sexual exploitation of children, corruption of minors, endangering children and criminal conspiracy.
Shadle, 38, was jailed after she was arraigned on the charges, which date back to September 2014. Police charged her after receiving a tip through ChildLine, the state’s anonymous abuse hotline, and interviewing the girl.
“It just makes you sick, makes you sick, physically sick. Nobody knew what was going on,” former neighbor Melissa Reamer said.
Police say Shadle also acknowledged being a prostitute and letting two men inappropriately touch the girl. One of those men, 49-year-old Brian Spillar, also of Greensburg. Police issued an arrest warrant for Spillar.
Shadle told police Spillar paid her $60 to sexually touch the girl and her underwear.
He is facing charges of aggravated indecent assault of a child, patronizing a victim of sexual servitude and corruption of minors
Shadle is in the Westmoreland County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond.
Officials said Friday that Brian Spillar turned himself into Greensburg Police.
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Spillar told police the 7-year-old girl “came on to him” while he was drunk. During his arraignment, he reportedly said, “I am not guilty.”
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Greensburg Police at 724-834-3800.
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