Pamela Dziminski was given 25 years behind bars for sexually assaulting a 4-year-old child and then selling the footage of the child molestation. The unidentified child was a relative of the Ewing, New Jersey mom. Dziminski pleaded guilty to the aggravated sexual assault charges levied against her last year, but was not sentenced until Friday.
The 30-year-old mother admitted to performing oral sex with the 4-year-old relative and recording the graphic incidents on her cellphone. Dziminski also confessed to sharing the sexual assault videos with three adults who paid her cash for the footage, the Daily Mail reports.
Mercer County law enforcement investigators also told the court Dziminski took nude photos of herself with the young child.
PAMELA DZIMINSKI 30YR OLD EWING NJ Woman> gets 25 years IN PRISON for videotaping sex acts with 4YR OLD BOY https://t.co/KL423qcxXL
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Before Mercer County Superior Court Judge Anthony Massi handed down the prison sentence for the sexual assault of the 4-year-old child, he allowed Pamela Dziminski’s parents to read a statement before the court.
“The child was very young. He had no control over the situation,” Judge Massi said.
The parents of Dziminski said they are still in a “state of shock” and maintain they had absolutely no idea about the “double life” their daughter was leading, NJ.com reports. The parents also maintained Pamela was “depressed” before the sexual assault occurred and the images were sold.
According to the parents of the convicted sexual predator, the child has no memory of the sexual assault due to the victim’s young age at the time.
Mercer County prosecutors argued the child suffered “severe emotional trauma,” the Trentonian reports. The now 5-year-old child was placed under the care of the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency.
The New Jersey mom was “coerced” into taking the child sexual assault video, according to the parents. Mercer County child protective services officials reportedly discovered the child molestation videos circulating around the internet. The staffers who unearthed the video immediately contacted law enforcement authorities.
An investigation was launched into the child molestation video and ultimately led police officers to question Pamela Dziminski. She eventually identified herself as the nude woman in the images.
Pamela Dziminski’s defense attorney, Nicole Carlo, attempted to convince the court a lesser sentence was warranted, but the judge dismissed such arguments. Carlo pointed out her client had no criminal history prior to the child sexual assault and claimed there were extenuating services which may have impacted Dziminski’s behavior when she sexually abused the 4-year-old child.
A $300,000 bail was set in the case after prosecutors successfully argued the defendant might be a flight risk. Because the New Jersey mom had never before been in trouble with the law, the county prosecutor felt she would be too afraid of jail to show up for the child sexual abuse trial.
The New Jersey mom must serve a total of 20 years in prison before she is eligible for parole.
According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, 9.2 percent of abused children are sexual assault victims. One in five girls and one in 20 boys are reportedly child sexual abuse victims. The center also notes that its statistics may not reflect the severity of child molestation attacks because many such criminal acts may go unreported.
A study noted by the National Center for Victims of Crime indicated 20 percent of adult females and between five to 10 percent of adult males, “recall” being sexually abused as a child. Children are reportedly most vulnerable to sexual abuse attacks when they are between the ages of seven and 13 years old. During just a single year in the United States approximately 16 percent of American youth between the ages of 14 to 17, report sexual abuse attacks.
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