A father who lived in Tusla, Oklahoma went to pick his 1-year-old from his mother, Jerrica Lackey. The father who borrowed Lackey’s phone was shocked to see the app kik installed – the app associated with the exploitation of children.
He saw nude photos of baby which were sent to her boyfriend who lived in Florida. He was disturbed to know that the baby was being sexually abused by her own mother.
According to reports, she has already been reported five times for sexual abuse of a child younger than 12. The mother was arrested and she is on a $250,000 bond.
Lackey said that she took photos and videos because her boyfriend asked her to do so and she used the app to send them to him.
“I know initially when we got the call we’re like that can’t be,” Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Casey Roebuck told KJRH. “I mean that’s hard to even comprehend that a mother would do something like that to a child.”
Roebuck explained that Lackey and her boyfriend “had been face timing and over the course of this relationship he asks her to send pictures and videos of this baby of acts being performed.”
A neighbor, Tymprance Melton, said, “We see her all the time outside with the babies, interacting with them, and she just didn’t seem like she would ever do that.”
“Just shocking, ’cause that’s our neighbor. Like I said, there’s babies here. Babies all around the neighbourhood,” Melton added.
FBI is also assisting in the case as the photos had crossed the state lines. Phones and iPads were seized from Lackey’s house.
According to the affidavit Lackey and her boyfriend communicated through FaceTime and Kik, the mother would even objects at times that molested her daughter. The latest video was sent on the same day the father discovered the act.