Alayna Adair Amy Dye
A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of the former local social worker accused of mishandling the case of 3-year old Alayna Adair—who would ultimately die from alleged abuse from her father.
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has issued a news release saying a warrant has been issued against 41-year old Donna Monroe Currey of Elkton, with a 10-thousand dollar cash only bond for tampering with public records charge.
Attorney General Conway says the case was looked into by his Department of Criminal Investigations and that Commonwealth’s Attorney Lynn Pryor will prosecute on the Class D felony charge punishable by up to five years in prison.
He says Ms. Currey was the on-call social worker June 13th of last year when the initial allegations of abuse against the young girl came in to the Cabinet’s Abuse Hot Line. As previously reported, Conway says Currey is accused of making false reports of her activity in the “Continuous Quality Assessment” she was to have kept up with.
It’s been widely reported that Ms. Currey logged a visit with the child and father that she never made.
Attorney General Conway says he got involved after being referred the case by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in November of last year.
Ms. Currey was also the social worker assigned to the case of 9-year old Amy Dye of Todd County when she worked at the Elkton office, though she has never been charged with any legal wrongdoing in that case. State files show allegations of abuse against Amy’s other older brother and adopted parents—some of which were substantiated—with all three family members also never facing charges.
18-year old Garrett Dye—Amy’s youngest brother—is in prison after pleading guilty to murdering her last year. He is appealing that conviction on the premise that his confession should have not been allowable in court.