Fort Worth woman sentenced to 30 years for taking, sharing nude photos of 1-year-old
Fort Worth, Texas – A Fort Worth woman who took nude photos of a 1-year-old and then shared them has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison.
Hannah Nicole Edwards, 32, also must register as a sex offender, and once she gets out of prison she will be on supervised release for the rest of her life, according to federal court documents.
The Fort Worth woman will not be allowed to access or utilize a computer or Internet connection device including but not limited to Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo or similar devices without the permission of a probation officer
In addition, Edwards must have no contact with juveniles under the age of 18.
Edwards was sentenced last month after pleading guilty in April to a federal charge of sexual exploitation of children.
The Fort Worth woman was arrested in February.
Edwards took nude photos of a 1-year-old boy at her Fort Worth home earlier this year and then shared them with others, authorities said.
On Feb. 6, an undercover officer who was utilizing the Kik Messenger application was in a group described only as “Group A” when he was contacted by someone identified with a screen name of “Jessa H.”
During their conversation, “Jessa H” described graphic sexual abuse she said she committed against two children and shared a file of child pornography. One image depicted a 1-year-old boy who was not wearing any clothes.
Through the investigation, federal authorities later identified “Jessa H” as Hannah Nicole Edwards of Fort Worth.
She admitted to FBI agents that she sent the child porn photos she had taken to multiple users on the Kik Messenger instant-messaging app, according to a federal criminal complaint.