A New Jersey babysitter admitted in court to recording herself molesting a 5-year-old girl she looked after, streaming it over Skype and sending iPhone videos to another man.
Jennifer Mahoney, 33, of Manalapan, faces a minimum of 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty in federal court in Trenton on Wednesday to sexual exploitation of a child.
The former waitress confessed to sexually abusing the little girl several times last summer and fall, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reported.
In addition to streaming the abuse over Skype, Mahoney confessed to recording the abuse using her iPhone and emailing videos to a man she only knew as "Robert," the newspaper said.
The complaint detailed other cases where Mahoney laughed while performing oral sex on the girl and recorded herself abusing the child while she slept and while she took a bath.
Her lawyer, Herbert Ellis, told the judge that she suffered from mental illness, though didn't elaborate, and told reporters after the hearing that she tried to kill herself six years ago. "She's numb," Ellis told the Star-Ledger. "She cannot believe what's happening to her. She's upset with herself."
Mahoney was arrested in December after authorities found some of the videos on the computer of a Texas man, Robert J. Ramos Jr.
Mahoney also allegedly told Ramos in a Facebook message that she drugged the child with Xanax.
Ramos, 33, was charged with production of child pornography and distribution, transmission, receipt and possession of child pornography.
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