University Park, TX – While it’s understandable for a bored housewife to pick up a hobby, a man in Texas found out his wife had been at home trading child porn online - for over a decade.
Erika Susan Perdue, 42, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to downloading and sharing child pornography since 1999. According to reports, Perdue confessed to “file-sharing child pornography every day,” in her 1.4 million dollar mansion while her husband, a successful attorney, was at work.
Perdue was arrested in April of last year after she unwittingly traded some of her child pornography with an undercover agent. She was using Facebook under the name Classybitch, with photos of herself posing as a sultry housewife. This isn’t surprising for a woman who reportedly drove a Camaro around town with personalized license plates that read “MY SYN”.
Detectives were eventually able to track her down and raid her home, finding a graphic collection of pictures and videos containing sexual content of minors on her computer, including video of of a man and a woman engaged in sex with a child.
Perdue was indicted on charges of transporting and shipping child pornography, receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography. While undergoing court-ordered psychiatric treatment, Perdue attempted suicide and was eventually kicked out of atreatment facility because of “threatening behavior,” records show. Since this treatment was part of her pre-trial release, and that fact she was considered a flight risk and a danger to the community, she has remained in police custody ever since.
As part of her pleading guilty on Tuesday, Perdue is looking at 14 years in prison instead of 30. She may also have to pay $250,000 and a lifetime of probation when she is released from prison. She has already agreed to pay $5,000 to “Vicky,” one of the victims in her child porn stash that was identified by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Perdue will find out her fate at her sentencing, which is scheduled for January 13.Tags: Child Pornography, Crime, Erika Susan Perdue, Pedophile, Texas