DuBois Couple Pleads Guilty for Not Reporting Rape of Child

CLEARFIELD – A DuBois nurse and her husband pleaded guilty Friday for not reporting the rape of a child.

Christina Ann Donahue, 41, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of children, two counts of corruption of minors and failure to report.

As a nurse, she is a mandated reporter who must contact police if she sees any sign of child abuse.

She was sentenced by President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman to four years probation and was fined $900 plus costs.

Her husband, Spencer Donahue, 43, also pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts each of corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children.

He was sentenced to 15 days to one year in jail and one year consecutive probation. He was fined $800 plus costs.

Both of them must complete therapy and counseling.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, police were called by Clearfield County Children, Youth and Family Services on May 3, to investigate a claim from a 12-year-old victim who said she had been raped by a juvenile male during the summer of 2016.

The victim was interviewed at the Child Advocacy Center in Hyde on May 12.

She stated that she was raped at her home but seemed afraid to reveal the identity of the rapist. She said she didn’t want him to get into trouble because he has a future.

She also commented that she was told not to say anything about it by the juvenile and “other people.”

She hesitated to talk about it during the interview because she didn’t want to “have flashbacks of what happened.”

When Christina Donahue was questioned by police, she admitted to knowing about an assault while they were out of town for a wrestling tournament but said they were unsure how to deal with it, according to the complaint.

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