Woman sentenced for posting teen's nude photos on Facebook

9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago May 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Tuesday, May 31 2016 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 12:30:00 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Missouri woman who posted nude photos of a 15-year-old girl on Facebook has been sentenced to a year in federal prison.

The Kansas City Star reports 49-year-old Michelle Renee McCoy, of Carl Junction, was sentenced Tuesday for possession of child pornography.

Prosecutors say McCoy, an acquaintance of the girl, found the pictures on the girl's phone. McCoy sent them to her own phone then posted them on the girl's Facebook page. She also changed the password so the victim couldn't remove the pictures.

McCoy's attorney said his client posted the pictures to shame the victim and teach her a lesson. He asked that she receive probation because she was not a typical child pornographer.

Prosecutors asked for a three-year prison sentence, saying the victim was humiliated.

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