Juneau Woman Arraigned On Child Abuse Charges

6/22/17 – A Juneau woman charged in connection with a series of abusive acts toward children entered a not guilty plea at arraignment yesterday. Anna Marie Lloyd is facing two counts of felony Physical Abuse of a Child Intentionally Causing Bodily Harm and misdemeanor Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. Prosecutors say the 48-year-old has 13 children but the state of Oklahoma had previously removed most from her care. She reportedly left the Arkansas-based Tony Alamo Cult in 2008, in advance of 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 learning that the children were not in school and were not registered with the state for homeschooling. Among the allegations outlined in the criminal complaint: Lloyd would smack a baby and pre-teen multiple times a week with a closed fist across the head to gain compliance; the baby would play in a litterbox, 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; Lloyd reportedly smoked cigarettes before, during and after the birth of a child; a preteen who was said to be homeschooled 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.” She also allegedly told a preteen to smoke marijuana.  Lloyd apparently admitted to some of the charges to investigators saying that the incidents only happened once not multiple times like she is being accused of. If convicted, Lloyd faces over 12 years in prison.