A New Jersey woman was sentenced to serve 30 years in prison for producing child pornography through the sexual exploitation of a five-year-old girl on more than one occasion and streaming footage of a sexual assault over the Internet, said Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Paul J. Fishman.
Jennifer Mahoney, 33, of Manalapan, N.J., was sentenced by Judge Mary L. Cooper in the District of New Jersey. In addition to her prison term, Judge Cooper sentenced Mahoney to lifetime supervised release.
Mr. Mahoney pleaded guilty on May 9, 2012, to a criminal information charging her with one count of the sexual exploitation of a child. According to court documents, Mr. Mahoney admitted she sexually assaulted a five-year-old girl and streamed the assault live over the Internet via a video chat service. Mahoney also admitted that on another occasion last year, she abused the girl, recorded the abuse on her smartphone and emailed the video to at least one other person. Additionally, Mahoney admitted to viewing other videos of child sexual abuse streamed to her using Skype.
This case was investigated by the FBI Cyber Crimes Task Force and the Monmouth County, N.J., Prosecutor’s Office. This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.