An Indiana woman has confessed in court to selling her baby eight times to a man for alleged sexual encounters.
Natisha Hillard, 25, previously told investigators when she was arrested last March that she agreed to this arrangement — which occurred from September 2011 to February 2013 — because she needed money.
In federal court, she pleaded guilty to one count of selling a child for sex and two counts of allowing a child to take part in child pornography. She now faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years to life in prison.
Hillard met the man, identified in multiple media accounts as Christopher M. Bour, 39, through a dating service in 2011, and after they met, he expressed interest in both her daughters, the younger of which was then four months old.
According to the Indiana Post-Tribune, Hillard “agreed with statements by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jill Koster that she can be seen on images found on Bour’s computer showing him sexually touching the child with Hillard in the background. She also let Bour take sexual pictures of the older child at least once, Koster said.”
Bour has pleaded not guilty to several child pornography related offenses, and he is being held without bail.
As The Inquisitr previously reported, a woman who worked for Bour as a masseuse tipped off FBI officials when she saw porn videos playing on his computer during a visit. Bour tried to get the woman to photograph him having sex with the-then 18-month-old and claimed he had the mother’s consent. He also allegedly texted the massseuse of his plans to have sex with the baby. The FBI subsequently conducted a sting operation, during which an agent assumed the texting identity of the masseuse. Bour has denied ever sexually touching a child.
According to the FBI, “At least three video files, all with obscene titles and depicting sex with prepubescent boys and girls, were found on Bour’s computer.”