A Pennsylvania woman charged with luring a boy into her car in Woodstock and fleeing the state with him last year has been ruled mentally unfit for trial.
Lilandra L. Redman, 21, of the 600 block of Reno Street in Rochester, Pennsylvania, was charged in August 2020, with one count of child abduction, a Class 4 felony.
On Wednesday, McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt ordered Redman to be transported to the custody of the Illinois Department of Human Services for treatment at a secure inpatient facility.
Wilbrandt’s order comes following a forensic psychologist’s report that concluded Redman was unfit for trial.
The psychologist said that Redman has a history of mental illness and is currently experiencing auditory hallucinations, appears confused and has difficulty concentrating.
Redman’s symptoms are interfering with her ability to communicate in an effective manner with her attorney, the psychologist said, according to a court document.
Redman is accused of intentionally luring a 15-year-old boy into her car without the permission of the boy’s parents, according to a criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court.
Redman met the boy online and had been in contact with him for a few years, the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Office said.
The two would use social media and apps to talk, as well as a disposable phone which Redman got to the victim via another student, police said.
Redman traveled to the victim’s home in Woodstock on August 2, 2020, in an Uber during the early morning hours.
The teen left his parents a note stating that he traveled to New York City with a woman named Jessica. He also factory reset his phone and left it at home.
The two traveled back to Pennsylvania on a plane and authorities located the boy later that same day in Beaver County at Redman’s residence.
However, Redman was not at the address. The boy was safe and reunited with his family.
The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office arrested Redman on September 16, 2020, at a home in the 2900 block of Versailles Street in McKeesport, PA.
Redman was held in the Allegheny County jail and was extradited to the McHenry County jail in January.
Redman was additionally charged with three counts of possession of child pornography, a Class 1 felony, after detectives found three screenshots on Redman’s phone that showed the victim in a sexually explicit nature.
A status of fitness hearing is scheduled for November 24.