Trial for Bartlesville woman charged with enabling sexual abuse will remain in Washington County

Wednesday, October 22nd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Bartlesville-AP) -- A judge has refused to move the case against a Bartlesville woman accused of enabling sexual abuse.

Dona Garner's husband, Jack Garner, was convicted of child sexual abuse earlier this year and is serving a life prison sentence.

Dona Garner's attorney says there's been extensive local media coverage of the case and that her client can't receive a fair trial in Bartlesville.

Prosecutors say Dona Garner left a minor child in her husband's care knowing he was a sexual predator and that the child would be at risk for sexual abuse.

A judge says her change in venue request will be reconsidered if a jury can't be chosen.