Hours after launching national press and social media efforts, federal authorities arrested a 25-year-old Florida woman alleged to be a child porn producer and rescued her toddler victim.
Corine Danielle Motley, 25, whose face was plastered on news websites and social media posts, was arrested late Wednesday night in Okaloosa County, Fla., on federal child pornography production charges.
"The quick identification of the victim and suspect in this case demonstrates the power of the press, social media and the general public in helping solve these cases," said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton. "Literally hours after we asked the public for their assistance in identifying Jane Doe, a tip came in that led to her identification and arrest. There is nothing more satisfying than knowing that, due to these efforts, a child is now safe and her tormentor now in custody."
The case started after Danish police discovered the 33-minute video of the suspect engaged in explicit sexual conduct with a 4- to 6-year-old child online for the first time Nov. 27. They determined the video was from somewhere in the United States and forwarded the information to ICE agents, who had detailed photos of her face but no idea on her whereabouts.
ICE investigators called the video "one of the most egregious" they had ever seen and went to the public to track down the suspect.
Law enforcement officials are not releasing any further details on how Motley was caught.
Motley will be prosecuted by the U.S. attorney's office for the Northern District of Florida.
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