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Plea Agreement Reached For Hoke County Woman

Posted April 25, 2005 3:00 a.m. EDT

— A woman accused of allowing her then-11-year-old daughter to have a sexual relationship with a then-18-year-old neighbor has reached a plea agreement with Hoke County prosecutors.

The lawyer for Wanda Pevia says his client has agreed to plead guilty to obstructing justice.

Assistant District Attorney Mike Hardin says prosecutors will drop additional charges of misdemeanor child abuse and aiding and abetting statutory rape.

Attorney Matthew Rothbeind says Pevia's time in prison will count toward her sentence, meaning she could be released from the Raleigh Correctional Center for Women by the end of May.

Dana Pevia was 11 when she disappeared in June 1999.

Investigators say she had been having a sexual relationship with Hector Frausto, who's charged with kidnapping Dana, impregnating her and taking her to his native Mexico. He is awaiting trial on kidnapping charges.

Dana Pevia returned to the United States in 2003, 15 years old, with two children.