Starla Rae McCabe is a mother in Utah who has been arrested and charged with several felony counts for allegedly selling nude photos of her daughter to men.
The 45-year-old Starla Rae McCabe (mugshot photo above) is a resident of Perry, Utah. The shocking allegations have made headlines around the world far beyond the confines of the small town which has a population of less than 5,000.
According to Desert News quoting the search warrant affidavit, the nude photos of the child in question were discovered in March by a relative who found them on the child’s Nintendo DSI.
During an interview with a caseworker with the Division of Child and Family Services the child said that her mother had taken “loads” of photos of her “without any clothes on.” Quoting another official document, the newspaper goes on to report that the child also said that her “mother would then show the pictures to men” and that she “printed the pictures and sold them to people for $100.”
The newspaper also notes that police found 19 pornographic photos on the Nintendo which had been turned over to the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office.
When interviewed in November, Starla Rae McCab told police detectives she had taken the photos of her child’s genitalia to show her “what it looks like” and declined to answer further questions about them.
The Desert News quotes official court records which reveal a criminal history, namely a guilty plea in April on multiple charges as follows: drug possession, a third-degree felony, attempted child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia. She received a suspended sentence and probation and court-ordered drug rehabilitation. Prior to that, she entered guilty pleas on similar charges in 2010 and 2009 and was convicted in 2006 of child abuse.
When she was arrested for the current charges — ten counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a felony offense — she was ordered held in Box Elder County Jail for violating probation. She remains held pending the next hearing.
The story is developing. Check back for more updates.
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