The father and stepmother of a missing New Hampshire girl have been prosecuted. Adam Montgomery32 years old, facing second degree assault for alleged assault Harmony Montgomery, then 5, in the face, giving her a black eye. (Adam Montgomery’s date of birth in the indictment states the defendant’s age as 30, but is actually 32, New Hampshire Department of Justice spokesman Michael Garrity told Law & Crime in an email.) Kayla MontgomeryThe 31-year-old faces charges of theft by deception for allegedly profiting on behalf of the girl who admitted her disappearance.
“Specifically, the indictment alleges that on various occasions from approximately November 30, 2019 to June 2, 2021, Ms. Montgomery represented NH DHHS that HM (DOB 6/07/2014) was Mrs. Montgomery’s family members although HM. was not a member of Ms. Montgomery’s family during that time period, resulting in Ms. Montgomery receiving HM benefits in excess of $1,500 during that period,” New Hampshire Department of Justice wrote in a press release.
Harmony was said to have disappeared at the end of 2019, but she was only reported missing about two years later. She will be 7 years old now, and the police continue to search for her assuming she is still alive. The girl’s father allegedly hid with investigators and refused to answer their questions about the girl’s whereabouts. Kayla, who is currently estranged from her husband, is said to have told police she last saw the child in November or December 2019 before leaving for work. Harmony’s biological mother Crystal Sorey was initially removed from the picture, losing custody in Massachusetts in 2018 for drug use, but has since regained his sanity. She said she last saw her daughter in a video chat around Easter 2019. However, she allegedly, Adam and Kayla Montgomery, froze her by blocking her on social media. and phone.
According to police, Sorey described her daughter looking scared during that last video chat. The new indictment ends Adam allegedly hit the girl in the face in July 2019. He allegedly told his uncle. Kevin Montgomery, “I beat her around this house.” From the affidavit:
Kevin recalls other abusive forms of discipline during that time frame that concerned him. Kevin recalls [Harmony] hit hard in the butt, [Harmony] forced to stand for hours, and Adam ordered [Harmony] to scrub the toilet with her toothbrush.
Adam Montgomery is scheduled to have a hearing on June 28, while Kayla will appear in court on April 7.
The search for Harmony continues.
The NH DOJ wrote: “Anyone with information regarding her disappearance or current whereabouts is urged to call Manchester Police’s 24-hour Harmony Montgomery hotline at (603) 203-6060 “.
[Booking photos via Manchester Police Department]
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