BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - The only woman so far accused in a shocking sex crimes investigation in Baldwin County is expected to face a judge Thursday June, 20.
Records show Wendy Holland, who was arrested in November 2012, is looking to get her $200,000 bond reduced.
Holland is considered one of the more controversial defendants in an alleged child sex ring involving family and friends of missing mother Brittney Wood.
Holland, Wood's aunt, is facing sex abuse, sexual torture and sodomy charges in connection with that alleged sex ring.
In May, FOX10 aired a special report that shed light on the moments leading up to Brittney's disappearance and the family's ongoing sex abuse investigation.
Brittney Wood's father Wallace Hanke said, "I believe the sex crimes have everything to do with Britney's disappearance, everything."
Wood was last seen with Wendy Holland's husband, Donald, on May 30, 2012.
Investigators believe he was the leader of an alleged child sex ring involving at least five children and more than a dozen suspects.
Holland shot himself two days after meeting with Wood.
Many, including investigators, believe Wendy Holland knows more about the crimes and her husband's activity than she claims.
"They did live an alternative lifestyle complete with swinger parties and casual encounters off of craigslist," said Eric Winberg, who was the former case agent with the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office.
Court records show Holland has applied numerous times for bond reduction but the Baldwin County DAs office has fought it every step of the way.
Holland is now being represented by attorney Mitzi Johnson-Theodoro.
FOX10 will be in court and bring you the details.
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