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Lyons woman summoned to court for false reporting to authorities

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Lyons woman has been summoned to Greene Superior Court next month to answer to charges that she falsely reported to authorities that another woman was infected with HIV and had sexual relations with 11 men or underage boys.

Debbra A. Bolin, aka Debbie Bolin and Debbie McCombs, has been preliminarily charged with two counts of false informing ---- each a class B misdemeanor, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Monday.

Bolin's initial hearing is set for 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 9.

The 56-year-old Bolin, who identified herself as Debbie McConds, is alleged to have reported in a telephone call on March 29 to Greene County Health Nurse Marilyn Crays that a woman infected with HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus) had been having sexual relations with a number of boys under the age of 18.

Crays made a report to the Indiana Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline based on Bolin's report.

The Greene County Child Protective Services (CPS) office was summoned to do the follow-up investigation.

A CPS case manager contacted Greene County Prosecutor's Office Investigator Julie Criger to assist with the case.

Bolin missed two appointments to speak with investigators on April 3 at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Later in the day on April 3, Bolin allegedly left a message on the case manager's voice mail stating that "she did not want to get involved with the investigation and she wanted to remain anonymous."

On April 13, the CPS case manager received a list of 11 names by mail from Bolin.

"After investigating the names on the list it was determined that the majority of the names were adults, not underage boys," Criger wrote in the probable cause affidavit.

In a meeting May 4 at the prosecutor's office, Bolin allegedly said the woman in the case found out six months ago that she was HIV positive.

On June 4, Bolin allegedly made a report to the Indiana Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline about another woman who had three sons, whom she made allegations about possible sexual misconduct with a minor charges against the original victim in the case.

The report was also assigned to the same CPS case manager.

The case manager met with the three boys and they all denied the allegations made by Bolin.

The alleged victim told authorities in mid-June that she was HIV negative and on June 27, Indiana Department of Health Public Health Investigator Marsha Ford confirmed by letter after receiving a subpoena that the victim was not in the state HIV data base.

Crider learned in the investigation that an earlier dispute led to a protective order being issued July 20, 2011 on a petition by the alleged victim against Bolin. The protective order expired July 19 of this year, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Bolin also has a criminal record.

She entered a negotiated plea agreement and was convicted Oct. 15, 1992 in Greene Circuit Court on two charges ---- aiding in voluntary manslaughter -- a class B felony ---- and assisting a criminal ---- a class C felony, in connection with the plot to kill her husband, the late Russell Bolin.

Former Circuit Judge David K. Johnson sentenced Bolin to a total of 24 years with the Indiana Department of Correction. Bolin was released from DOC custody on June 17, 2002.

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why did she only serve ten years of a 24 year sentence? Sounds like she should go back for another 14.

-- Posted by 0123 on Thu, Oct 4, 2012, at 3:50 PM

"good behavior" 1 day credit for every day served but she was released 2 years prior to her release date due to illness's in her family and they needed her assistance...

-- Posted by elynn66 on Wed, Oct 10, 2012, at 9:10 AM

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