League City police have arrested Tracey Lynn Bautista, 46-year-old woman from Houston, Texas, for trading child pornography. She was pleaded guilty after being caught for having multiple child porn images and videos in her possession.
She can be imprisoned for up to 20 years and faces a $250,000 maximum fine when she is sentenced in April when she appears in court on April 29.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Baustista began dealing child pornography with another man who had previously been arrested for having child pornography.
She then offered naked pictures of her 16-year-old relative, and then sent him the topless photos that revealed the teenager’s breasts. Pictures were sent through a social media website called Kik messenger.
Bautista replied ‘nice and wow, good picture’ to the photos the man sent her in return, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Furthermore, investigators found text messages in which Bautista discussed a minor relative with this individual.
The investigators from Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Montgomery County Precinct Constable’s Office tracked her.
U.S. District Judge George C. Hanks Jr., sentenced Bautista to serve 10 years of supervised release following completion of her prison term, during which time she will have to comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict her access to children and the internet.
In addition, she must be registered as a sex offender.
184 Interpol member countries around the world has produced alarming results in a new study of child pornography laws, according to www.icmec.org.
According to Baron Daniel Cardon de Lecture, Chairman of the Board of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), the laws around the world are alarmingly insufficient to fight this epidemic.
The study found that in 138 countries, the possession of child pornography is not a crime. Also, there is no law which specifically addresses the distribution of child pornography via computer and the Internet in other 122 counties.