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A Lake Orion woman has been charged with distributing child porn, officials said.

The woman is accused of making sexually explicit videos of herself with three young children, they said.

Katrina Lane Rickard, 31, was formally charged last week Thursday in a Rochester Hills district court with first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a person under the age of 13 and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a person under the age of 13, according to Lake Orion Police Jerry Narsh.

A magistrate set her bond at $300,000 and scheduled her next court appearance for Jan. 23.

If convicted, she faces up to life in prison for the first-degree CSC charge.

Narsh said Thursday in a statement that police were first notified by Oakland County Child Protective Services of possible illegal activity involving children at a home in Lake Orion.

Investigators learned a woman at the home was using  Facebook and other electronic means to send videos and pictures of herself and the children to a 37-year-old man in Alden, Michigan. Police and investigators with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security arrested the woman on Nov. 21, 2017, at a home in Waterford Township, officials said.

The man who received the sexually explicit videos was arrested the same day in Alden.

Narsh said both suspects have been charged under federal law for manufacturing and distributing child sexual content and are in federal custody.

cramirez@detroitnews.com

   

 

 

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