Gary mother pleads guilty to selling child for porn

2013-12-30T20:30:00Z 2013-12-30T22:42:06Z Gary mother pleads guilty to selling child for pornElvia Malagon elvia.malagon@nwi.com, (219) 933-3246 nwitimes.com
December 30, 2013 8:30 pm  • 

HAMMOND | A Gary woman accused of letting a man use her two daughters to make child pornography has entered a plea agreement, according to federal court records.

Natisha Hillard pleaded guilty to sale of child by parent for production of child pornography and two counts of permitting of child by parent to participate in the production of child pornography, according to the plea agreement filed Monday in U.S. District Court, Hammond.

Hillard will have to register as a sex offender as part of the plea agreement. According to the agreement, she could face 30 years to life in prison on the charge of selling a child for production of child pornography. 

According to court documents, one child was as young as 6 months to 18 months old and the other girl was between 3 and 5 years old. 

The investigation began in February when a woman reported to police that Christopher M. Bour, of Gary, sent her text messages indicating a child was going to be sexually abused, according to court records. 

Bour was charged in February and officials were able to trace two of the children in some of the child pornography to Hillard, according to court records. Hillard met Bour through an online dating website.

According to an indictment, Hillard is seen in some of the pornographic photos police recovered.

Bour was charged with purchasing a child to produce child pornography, three counts of producing child pornography and possession of child pornography featuring a minor younger than 12. 

According to a motion filed in November, Bour is scheduled to stand trial Feb. 10. 

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