Woman Bought Xbox Camera For Boy So They Could Give Each Other A "Free Show"
30/07/2009 at 11:51
Source - Dayton Daily News
An Ohio woman, who purchased an Xbox Live webcam for a boy so that they could give each other a "free show", has pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography. She enticed the Arizona boy over Xbox Live and Myspace to produce sexually explicit images and videos of himself.
Kendra L. Sasser, 32, could face up to 10 years in prison and will be required to register as a sex offender. She communicated with the boy, aged 16 at the time, throughout August and September 2007, and the pair exchanged explicit photos during this time.
The investigation began when Sasser's husband contacted authorities to say his wife was having sexually explicit communications with minors over the web.
Sasser and the boy discussed using Xbox Live video chat to give a "free show to each other," but the boy could not afford the camera. So on September 11th, Sasser purchased a $40 gift card from GameStop and sent it to the boy. GameStop confirmed that the boy had indeed used the card on September 14th to purchase an Xbox Live Vision Camera from an EB Games store. Sasser was arrested 11 days later.
U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Rose set a sentencing date of Oct. 29.
Parents concerned about their child's online Xbox activity should read Xbox.com's Parent's Guide to Family Settings
, and visit Get Game Smart
, Xbox's resource for gaming families.
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