US mother charged with raping infant son

Last Updated: Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 13:43

Dublin: An Ohio woman is accused of raping her 10-month-old son, videotaping it and sending it to her boyfriend in Michigan.

Ashley N Jessup, 24, was indicted in Columbus on Thursday on two counts of rape, one count of child endangerment and one count of pandering sexually-oriented material involving a minor.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O`Brien says the rape charge could land her life in prison.

O`Brien tells The Columbus Dispatch that Jessup e-mailed the videos to her boyfriend in Battle Creek, Michigan, where his ex-girlfriend discovered them and contacted police.

Jessup is being held in the Franklin County Correctional Centre in lieu of USD 1 million bond. Court documents do not list an attorney for Jessup.

The newspaper reported that it wasn`t immediately clear who has custody of the child.

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First Published: Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 12:50

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