Like most married couples, Robert and Holly Ann Greiner shared interests in common. Unfortunately, according to the charges they now face after they were arrested on Friday, the interest that bound this couple together was deviant sex acts with children.
The Greiners, of West Manheim Township, Pennsylvania, were busted on Friday after a police investigation into the reported sexual abuse of two children, a 10-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl.
The identities of the victims were not released, to protect the two kids from public exposure, and therefore it is not publicly known whether the pair were the Greiners’ own kids, or if not, how the couple allegedly obtained access to the children.
According to a criminal complaint against Robert and Holly Ann Greiner, the couple abused the two children over a period of several years, touching them in an inappropriately sexual manner, forcing the two kids to perform sex acts with each other and with the Greiners themselves — and compelling the children to watch while the married couple also had sexual intercourse.
According to police, Holly Greiner confessed on Saturday to abusing the two kids, and said that at one point, her husband texted her a picture of himself receiving forced oral sex from one of the children.
But that incriminating photo appears to have been deleted, according to the arresting police.
The York County Office of Children, Youth, and Families had become aware of the ongoing abuse, and informed the West Manheim Police, who moved in on the couple Friday.
The charges against the Greiners are extensive and highly disturbing. Robert Phillip Greiner, 27, who is being held on $75,000 bail, now faces charges of two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, aggravated indecent assault of a child, criminal conspiracy to commit aggravated indecent assault of a child, criminal conspiracy to rape a child, and two counts endangering the welfare of children under age 13.
His wife, 29-year-old Holly Ann Greiner, is free after posting $50,000 bail, but also faces a laundry list of charges involving sex crimes against the two children.
The counts against her include, child rape, criminal conspiracy to rape a child, two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, aggravated indecent assault of a child, criminal conspiracy to commit aggravated indecent assault against a child, and two counts of endangering a child’s welfare.
The case of Robert and Holly Ann Greiner surfaced just a week after another Pennsylvania man, Warren Yerger, was sentenced to 690 years in prison for sexually abusing children over a span of years. Yerger’s wife also took part in the sex abuse of children, crimes for which she, too, was convicted.
[Images: West Manheim Township Police Department]