A babysitter who sexually abused a 5-year-old girl while streaming it on the internet for others to see has been sentenced to 30 years in a federal prison.
Jennifer Mahoney, 33, of Manalapan, New Jersey who pleaded guilty in May to the sexual exploitation of a child will be under lifetime supervision once she's freed from prison.
Mahoney admitted sexually assaulting the girl in her home on at least two occasions and streaming one assault live over video chat service Skype on her iPhone.
'No prison sentence can repair the damage Jennifer Mahoney has done, but today’s sentence is appropriate punishment for such heinous crimes, committed against a defenseless victim,' said Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division according to NJ.com
Mahoney admitted to sending the video to Ramos whom she believed lived in Arizona, and one other individual.
In November Ramos, a former assistant band director at Dessau Middle School in Pflugerville, pleaded guilty to producing and distributing child pornography.
Ramos admitted to obtaining sexually explicit images of a 13-year-old girl by masquerading on Facebook as a teenage girl.
He then shared them with 25-year-old upstate New York teacher Timothy Bek who's now serving a 30-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to child porn charges.
'She cannot believe what’s happening to her. She’s upset with herself,' Mahoney's defense lawyer, Herbert Ellis, said of his client to NJ.com in May.
'She's numb,' he said of the woman whose teeth were described as chattering and who wiped tears from her face.