Shannon Bobrosky

Official: YMCA employee took photos performing oral sex on minor

A Roanoke, Virginia, woman is facing charges for allegedly creating child pornography and keeping it in her phone.

Shannon Bobrosky, a former YMCA employee, was arrested on Monday and later admitted to producing the explicit images, WSET reported.

Based on information from officials in Newark, New Jersey, the Roanoke City Police Department carried out a search warrant of Bobrosky’s computers and storage devices to determine whether she was producing, in possession of or sharing child porn.

According to The Roanoke Times, a criminal complaint filed in US District Court on Thursday stated that an FBI agent identified six photos in the 22-year-old’s phone; four supposedly included a woman’s hand fondling an underage boy and the other two showed a woman performing oral sex on the victim.

The photos in question are believed to involve one child. FBI special agent Jerre Harvard wrote that the former YMCA employee confessed to taking the photos to share on the Kik messenger app and to people she had an online relationship with.

Bobrosky, who worked in a part-time child care position, was immediately fired following her arrest.

“We don’t have any reason, any evidence to lead us to believe it involved any of the children that are in our care,” YMCA CEO Mark Johnson told The Times.

The YMCA of Roanoke Valley released the following statement.

“The YMCA of Roanoke Valley takes its hiring process very seriously. Prior to employment, all employees go through a national background check, Virginia State Police background check, Child Protective Services screening, as well as a daily screening against the National Sex Offender Registry.”

Bobrosky is charged with producing child pornography. She is currently held at the Roanoke City Jail under no bond.

[Feature Photo: Roanoke City Jail]