Federal criminal charges have been filed against a 29-year-old Wallingford woman accused of sexually abusing a 3-year old girl, filming the abuse with her cell phone and e-mailing the video to someone in California.
Angela Martin, also known as Angela Haussmann, was arrested yesterday and charged by federal criminal complaint with production, distribution and possession of child pornography, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
Martin is a registered sex offender who was convicted of second-degree sexual assault of a minor in December 2006, according to the state sex offender registry.
The criminal complaint alleges that the abuse happened in August.
Martin is accused of possession and distribution of child pornography from other people between August and September 19, 2013, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Martin appeared in court in New Haven today and was ordered to be detained.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Wallingford Police Department, and the Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force are investigating.
To report cases of child exploitation, please visit www.cybertipline.com.