A 19-year-old mother was arrested and charged with sexually abusing her 3-year-old son, and creating child pornography with him. Her bail is currently set at $200,000, and she’s looking at life in prison if lawyers do a good job.
Jazmine Nichole Pacyga, 19, of Muskegon Township, Michigan, did some vulgar things with the 3-year-old in her care, according to court documents. Pacyga sits accused of performing oral sex with the 3-year-old, unnamed, of course, for his own protection.
She also apparently filmed some of the sex acts, not all of which were detailed to the media. This resulted in a child pornography charge as well. Even if she doesn’t get life in prison, she will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life.
Authorities have filed a petition for neglect and abuse, and even alleged that the teen was under the influence during some of these acts. The child has been taken from her.
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The offense allegedly transpired on Feb. 5. As a result, Pacyga has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual behavior and the production of sexually abusive material.
The young adult may spend the rest of her life in prison if convicted.
According to court documents, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is temporarily taking care of her child, as they look for the father.
Pacyga will face charges as a second-time habitual offender for having been previously convicted of felony home invasion, says Timothy Maat, Muskegon County Chief Assistant Prosecutor.
Offenders charged with criminal sexual conduct can be sentenced to life in prison. A second charge of sexually abusive material carries a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison.
Because Pacyga is a habitual offender, the latter maximum is raised to 30 years.
She is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 23 and will be sentenced by District Judge Geoffrey Nolan.
The case is similar to the 2012 Michigan conviction of Dan and Alisha Hall of Mt. Morris.
The couple was found guilty on all counts of sexually abusing their infant daughter and taking pictures of the abuse.
At the time, according to Michigan Live, Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton commented: “It’s senseless to think a couple could violate their own infant child. It’s incomprehensible to me.”
During court testimony, Daniel had confessed to sexually abusing his then-6-month-old daughter.
Investigators had uncovered more than 700 pictures of child pornography — including 13 images of the father participating in sex acts with his daughter — on the couple’s home computers.
Alisha was then convicted for photographing the abuse and aiding the criminal acts.