A Pennsylvania woman convicted of abducting a boy in Woodstock and fleeing the state with him has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Lilandra L. Redman, 21, of the 2900 block of Versailles Street in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, was charged in August 2020 with one count of child abduction, a Class 4 felony.
Redman was later also charged with three counts of possession of child pornography, a Class 1 felony.
Redman intentionally lured 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 McHenry County.
The child pornography charges were the result of detectives finding three screenshots on the woman’s phone that showed the victim in a sexually-explicit nature.
In October, 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 came 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 was experiencing auditory hallucinations, confusion and difficulty concentrating.
Redman’s symptoms were interfering with her ability to communicate in an effective manner with her attorney, the psychologist said, according to a court document.
Earlier this month, the court found that Redman’s fitness to stand trial had been restored.
Court records show Redman entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office on Friday.
Redman pleaded guilty to child abduction in exchange for her child pornography charges being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt approved the plea deal and sentenced Redman to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, which will be served at 50%.
She will receive 549 days credit for time served, sentencing documents show.