Connecticut woman gets 17 years in jail for child porn, sexual abuse

A Connecticut woman has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison for sexually abusing a child and distributing a video of that abuse to another individual.

Shelton-USDeptJusticeLogoAngela D. Martin, also known as Angela Haussmann, 30, of Wallingford was sentenced on Oct. 15 to 17-and-a-half years (210 months) of imprisonment, followed by 20 years of supervised release.

Prosecutors said Martin sexually abused a female child, filmed the abuse with her cell phone, and then emailed the video to another individual in California. The victim was approximately 3 years old at the time of the abuse, according to the court evidence.

In addition to filming and distributing this video, Martin possessed and distributed other child pornography that she received from individuals with whom she was communicating via email, text messaging, and chat applications, said prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Connecticut.

 

Has been in prison since last fall

Martin has been detained since her arrest on the federal charges on Sept. 19, 2013. On March 28, 2014, she pleaded guilty to one count of production of child pornography. She was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven federal court.

Martin is a registered sex offender as the result of a prior felony conviction in Connecticut for second-degree sexual assault of a minor.

 

Reporting sexual abuse, exploitation

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Wallingford Police Department, and the Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Neeraj N. Patel.

This prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood Initiative, which is aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, visit www.justice.gov/psc.

To report cases of child exploitation, go to www.cybertipline.com.

 

 

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