A Florida mother found guilty of producing sexually-explicit videos involving her 18-month-old son was sentenced to prison on Wednesday.
Leigh Felten, 34, will spend 10 years behind bars for one count of lewd and lascivious exhibition. Felten was arrested in 2015 in connection with a series of videos where she’s seen inappropriately touching a child while breastfeeding, WXTL reported.
Pushing for a 15-year sentence, prosecutors claimed the illicit videos were sold to 40 to 50 men. Meanwhile, the defense argued that Felten was only convicted on one count linked to only one of the videos, according to WCTV.
Felten will likely be serving her decade-long sentence when she stands trial next year for 37 new counts of aggravated possession of child pornography.
Investigators said the latest batch of charges stem from additional videos which were sold online and showed Felton breastfeeding a toddler and occasionally showed her “rubbing oil on herself and the child and other sexual acts” which entailed child pornography, according to The Tallahassee Democrat.
Felten testified that her son’s father left shortly after she gave birth. She claimed she and her son initially appeared in YouTube video. Citing prosecutors, the newspaper reported that the videos were originally breastfeeding tutorials and shifted to explicit oil rubs, genital exposure, and sexual contact with the child to cater to a male audience.
“I have a moral compass now,” she told the judge, according to WCTV,
Upon her release, Felten will be on sex offender probation for five years and is barred from contacting her son.
[Featured image: Leigh Felten/Leon County Sheriff’s Office]