Predator Exploited Intellectually-Disabled Stepdaughter to Produce Child Pornography

Last week, a Pennsylvania woman was sentenced to 21 to 53 years in prison for using her intellectually-disabled teen stepdaughter to produce child pornography in 2020.

According to Lehigh Valley Live, Zoraida Flores, 48, pleaded guilty on May to 20 criminal counts, including indecent assault of a child under the age of 16, indecent assault of a person with a mental disability, and manufacturing child pornography. Last year, the Pennsylvania Attorney’s General Office identified Flores’ victim as her 13-year-old stepdaughter.

Authorities zeroed in on Flores after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip about Flores sharing child pornography on Facebook. Agents seized Flores’ phone and discovered multiple images depicting child pornography — including pictures of adults sexually abusing girls and nude photos of Flores’ disabled stepdaughter.

Flores, who was initially arrested in July 2020, will serve her sentence in state prison.

“The sentence sends a clear message to child abusers and predators in our Commonwealth – we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a statement.

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[Featured image: Zoraida Flores/Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office]