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Oregon woman sentenced to 10 years on child porn charge

An Oregon woman who sent sexually explicit photographs of her infant son to an undercover FBI agent has been sentenced to a decade in federal prison.

Posted: Feb. 23, 2018 9:57 AM
Updated: Feb. 23, 2018 10:21 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon woman who sent sexually explicit photographs of her infant son to an undercover FBI agent has been sentenced to a decade in federal prison.

The Mail Tribune reports that Lea Kathryn Jones blamed her actions on a mix of isolation, postpartum depression and abuse she suffered as a child.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Potter said she empathized with Jones' postpartum issues, but told her at Thursday's sentencing: "What you did to your child was so beyond the pale."

Jones was arrested in July 2016 while living in an apartment in Medford. She admitted using a messaging app to make contact with the undercover agent, offering to exchange pictures of her son for naked pictures of a young girl.

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