RAY COUNTY, Mo. – A criminal setting is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, for a woman facing multiple child abuse charges in Ray County.

Melissa Holloway, VINELink

Melissa Holloway, 26, of Rayville has received numerous continuations of prior criminal settings. Holloway is charged with 22 counts of felony child abuse or neglect and one count each of felony hindering a prosecution and tampering with a witness. Holloway was reportedly living with Mario Barreto, 29, when he allegedly abused an 8 year old who lived at the residence.

Barreto is facing similar charges.