A teenage mother has been charged with sexually abusing her baby son and creating child pornography.
Jazmine Nichole Pacyga, 19, of Muskegon Township, Michigan, reportedly performed oral sex on her 3-month-old son, court documents reveal, Michigan Live reports.
She has been arrested on two felony charges and is being held in Muskegon County Jail, her parental rights suspended, the Daily Mail reports.
- Her Feb. 8 arraignment saw her bond set at $200,000.
A petition of neglect and abuse states the baby’s home is inappropriate for child care and raising due to “drunkenness and neglect.”
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.
Sources: Michigan Live