Police: Ohio woman cites diet pills in sex abuse

Mother filmed herself sexually abusing daughter
Associated Press
Jul 2, 2013

An Ohio woman blamed diet supplements after police accused her of filming herself sexually abusing her young daughter and emailing the videos to others, police records showed Monday.

The 32-year-old was indicted Monday on multiple charges, including rape and pandering. If convicted, she faces life in prison.

She did not yet have an attorney.

The Associated Press is not identifying the woman to protect her daughter's identity.

The woman was arrested at her home in Springboro in southwestern Ohio on June 22 after her boyfriend found five videos of her engaged in graphic sexual acts with her daughter and called police, a police report released Monday said. The girl is under 5 but authorities wouldn't be more specific about her age.

When asked about the videos, the woman said she didn't remember shooting them because she had taken a lot of diet pills that rendered her unconscious, according to the report.

Police who watched the videos say that the woman was conscious and active in the videos, and filmed at least one of them herself.

"She stated that she was sick to her stomach when she saw the videos and would never hurt (her daughter)," according to the report, written by Springboro police Officer Thomas Faulkner.

The woman also told police that she was working for an "online sexting company" and had been asked for more videos of her and her daughter.

The woman's three children are now with their father, Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said.

Investigators were working to identify anyone who may have paid for the videos or otherwise was involved, he said.

He said that while prosecutors have strong evidence in the case, it may prove to be challenging because the woman's competency to understand the proceedings and assist in her defense may be called into question.

But, he said prosecutors are confident that the woman is competent to stand trial and will aggressively pursue the case.

"It's hard for people to fathom that anyone would do this to a child," he said. "Clearly somebody engages in this kind of conduct has something wrong with them. The issue is whether she understands the difference between right and wrong, and we believe she did."

 

Comments

xtensionofme

Diet pills had NOTHING to do with what she did - lack of morals had EVERYTHING to do with it. What she did is so disgusting, I hate to even think about her poor daughter & the hell she's put that child thru. I only hope that counselling may help the daughter to one day put this behind her.

Factitious

People who are addicted to some types of drugs will do absolutely anything to get more, including murder. Is this even worse? it's probably the saddest example I'll ever hear of.

candleburner

This is as sick and inhuman and disgusting isn't even the right word but I'm shaking I'm so upset right now. How can any woman - not even taking into consideration the fact that this was a mother and she did this to her own child, her baby no less - do that? I mean I don't know for a fact that she was the youngest child she had per se but she was under the age of 5 for crying out loud, she's still practically a toddler, in my eyes that's still a baby!! I hope this woman rots in jail for what she's done to that innocent little girl and I really really hope that as young as she is that isn't something that she'll be able to block out of her memory as she grows. I know I wouldn't ever want to remember my mother ever doing that to me

Swiftshot

Hopefully she ( daughter) is guided in sex abuse recovery and does not push all the abuse under her memory ' rug' because dealing with it years later can put you in a whirlwind of pain and dispair. Learning that the abuse was not 'right' will be a good first step in the process. This story is very important because it shows how sexual abuse is not just a form of male offenders.

Mum-of-One

Being able to make up such an elaborate excuse about diet pills, just proves she knew exactly what she was doing, and now, she has been caught is trying to stay out of prison.

HAOLEGIRL

Kudos to the boyfriend for calling the police...