MANALAPAN, NJ – A 32-year-old woman has been arrested after police say she sexually abused a 5-year-old girl she was babysitting, and streamed video of the abuse online.
Jennifer Mahoney was charged with two federal counts of the sexual exploitation of a child after police raidied the home of a man in Texas and retrieved three videos of Mahoney molesting the girl.
Two of the videos were Skype sessions that show Mahoney talking to someone online while wearing a lace top with her breasts exposed. She is kneeling at the foot of a bed performing oral sex on the sleeping child who is lying on her stomach with her buttocks exposed. At some points in the videos, Mahoney can be seen masturbating or laughing.
The second video was recorded with an iPhone and shows Mahoney giving the girl a bath and asking her to bend over so she can rinse her off. “Like a mermaid?” the child asks Mahoney. “Like a mermaid, sweetheart,” Mahoney replies before putting her fingers in the girl’s vagina.
Mahoney was arrested at her elderly father’s home on December 13, where the molestation reportedly took place. She has been in jail ever since, unable to post her $250,000 bail. Her father was devastated when interviewed by reporters. “It’s too much, too much,” he said as he dissolved into sobs.
On top of the federal charges against her, which carry a maximum of 30 years in prison, Mahoney also faces state charges of first-degree aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Those charges could fetch her another 20 years.
This is exactly why I never let a man babysit my children. Oh, wait…