Wallingford Woman Admits Producing Child Pornography
|U.S. Attorney’s Office March 28, 2014|
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Angela D. Martin, also known as Angela Haussmann, 29, of Wallingford, pleaded guilty today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons in Bridgeport to one count of production of child pornography.
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 is scheduled to be sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven on June 20, 2014, at which time she faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 50 years. The penalties in this matter are enhanced based on Martin’s criminal history.
Martin has been detained since her arrest on September 19, 2013.
This matter is being 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 is being 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.