SEARCY, Ark. (KATV) — A Searcy woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and 10 years supervised release for allegedly making live pornographic videos of a baby.
According to the FBI and Patrick C. Harris, the Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, 31-year-old Lacy Brooks was sentenced Thursday on one count of production of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography.
She pleaded guilty to both counts in the superseding indictment back in January.
The charges stem from an investigation that began in Texas, when the FBI arrested Brian Casper, who admitted that he requested child pornography from mothers he met on dating websites.
After searching Casper’s phone, authorities found screenshots dating back to August 2015 that appeared to have been taken while Casper was chatting with a female using the screen name “Lacy” on Skype.
Harris says the Skype screenshots showed a baby, exposed from the waist down, and also showed a sex toy being placed on her.
Authorities also found messages between Casper and Brooks on the KIK messaging app.
The messages included sexually explicit conversations between Brooks and Casper, during which Casper told Brooks, “I hope that your coochie and her’s are mine.”
According to the screenshots, Brooks responded, “Yes baby we are yours,” followed by a photograph of the naked child on a diaper.
Casper pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to produce child pornography and was sentenced to 336 months in prison.
Brooks, who was arrested in September 2015, admitted to meeting Casper online, communicating with him on the KIK application, using Skype to send videos of herself inappropriately touching the baby and placing the sex toy against the child.
“The sexual exploitation of a baby for the gratification of someone Brooks met on the internet is disgusting and violates all sense of human decency,” Harris said. “Protecting children who cannot protect themselves remains a top priority of our office and we will relentlessly prosecute those who violate the trust that children inherently put in them.”
The investigation was conducted by the FBI field office in Little Rock and resident agency in Tyler, Texas, as well as the White County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas State Police, and the White County Prosecuting Attorney’s office.