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Columbia woman agrees to plea deal in federal child pornography case

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

A Columbia woman has agreed to a plea deal after being charged in 2019 in federal court with child pornography charges.

Brittany Bailey was charged in May 2019 with knowingly distributing child pornography and conspiring with others to distribute and receive it.

Bailey has agreed to plead guilty, charging her with the advertisement of child pornography.

According to court documents, a detective with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., went undercover and became a part of a public group on Kik, a messaging app. While undercover, the detective was added to and made a moderator of a group called “Taboo Parents,” documents said.

In the “Taboo Parents” group, moderators and users allegedly discussed the sexual abuse of children and encouraged members to post and share. Investigators said several people in the group posted videos and images showing child pornography.

Prosecutors agreed to not ask for a sentence above the mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison.

Bailey is set to be sentenced on Dec. 2.

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