Hollin receives 40-year sentence for child molesting

Charley Hollin
Charley Hollin

A former Jackson County man who recently pleaded guilty to molesting a girl in 1999 has been sentenced to 30 years in prison and an additional 10 years on home detention.

Charley Hollin, 62, of Salem, Oregon, received that news Tuesday from Jackson Circuit Judge Richard W. Poynter during a sentencing hearing.

The charge stems from an incident in 1999 when Hollin kidnapped a girl at knifepoint in Seymour, molested her and left her naked on a county road near Cortland. Hollin threw her clothing out of the vehicle before she was found and rescued by a passing motorist.

Investigators said Hollin was identified as a suspect from evidence collected at the scene, including a coat and a day planner that belonged to him and DNA evidence in the car, which also had been recovered as evidence.

Hollin disappeared a little more than 16 years ago after being identified as a suspect. He fled first to Minnesota and then later to Oregon, investigators said. He also stole the identity of an 8-year-old North Vernon boy, Andrew David Hall, who died as the result of a wreck in Kentucky in 1975.

Hollin was arrested a year ago at his place of employment in Oregon. He was returned to Jackson County on March 15, 2017, and booked into the Jackson County Jail.

The plea deal calls for the state to dismiss the remaining counts in the case and not file any other state or federal charges related to the incident and Hollin’s arrest in Oregon.

For more on this story, read Wednesday’s edition of The Tribune.

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