October 15, 2014

Woman Sentenced to More Than 17 Years in Prison for Producing and Distributing Child Pornography

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANGELA D. MARTIN, also known as Angela Haussmann, 30, of Wallingford, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 210 months of imprisonment, followed by 20 years of supervised release.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in August 2013, MARTIN sexually abused a female child, filmed the abuse with her cell phone, and then e-mailed the video to another individual in California. The victim was approximately three years old at the time of the abuse.

In addition to filming and distributing the video of the sexual abuse that she inflicted on the female child, MARTIN possessed and distributed other child pornography that she received from individuals with whom she was communicating via e-mail, text messaging, and chat applications.

MARTIN is a registered sex offender as the result of a prior felony conviction in the state of Connecticut for second degree sexual assault of a minor.

MARTIN has been detained since her arrest on September 19, 2013. On March 28, 2014, she pleaded guilty to one count of production of child pornography.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Wallingford Police Department, and the Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Neeraj N. Patel.

This prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood Initiative, which is aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

To report cases of child exploitation, please visit www.cybertipline.com.