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Woodland woman faces child sex abuse charges


LONGVIEW — A Woodland woman faces multiple child molestation charges after a child came forward with accusations of sexual abuse, according to  Cowlitz County court documents.

Catrina Renae Hussar, 41, was arrested Aug. 18 and is facing three counts of first-degree child molestation.

Hussar is scheduled for arraignment at the Cowlitz County Hall of Justice in Kelso on Thursday. She has posted a $7,500 bond.

According to a probable cause statement, on July 26, the child’s stepmother emailed Woodland police alleging Hussar inflicted mental as well as physical abuse on the child, who is younger than 12.

According to court documents, the alleged abuse occurred between January and August; the child suffered a panic attack when they were told they would be visiting Hussar.

The victim then revealed that Hussar encouraged the child to lie to a judge, including fabricating a story that their stepbrother touched them inappropriately, according to the probable cause statement.

The child said they and Hussar would take showers together, and interactions made them “feel weird” about the encounter.

In early August, the child participated in a forensic interview in Oregon. They said there were times when they asked Hussar to stop but that she continued with the abuse, according to the probable cause statement.

Hussar does not have a prior criminal history, according to court documents.

The Woodland Police Department was notified by the Oregon Department of Human Services of the alleged child abuse.

Hussar is under a no-contact order, requiring her to maintain a distance of 100 yards from the child and make no effort to communicate by any means.

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