Woman jailed six and half years in prison for possessing child pornography

Campbell County Circuit Court has sentenced 29 year old pregnant alum Lori Wickelhaus to more than six years in prison after pleading guilty to serious charges of possessing child pornography. .

She was indicted on 20 counts for possession of a matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance.

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office got a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to prompt the investigation, court records show. Authorities received warrants as early as March 2020 to search Wickelhaus’ Drop box and Google accounts, and later her iPhone, court records indicate.

Wickelhaus, 29, was also ordered by the judge to register as a sex offender.

According to an MTV page, Wickelhaus appeared on “16 and Pregnant” in 2010 in an episode focused on whether the baby should be adopted.

At two days old, her first baby was adopted, and MTV states she visits the boy and his family on a “regular basis.” Wickelhaus went on to have two more children, born in 2013 and 2014.

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