And She's Pregnant Again!
Under the law, there's no way to make 30 year old Carrie Wheaton stop producing children. That's too bad.
Wheaton is perhaps the first female convicted in United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin of using minors to make and possess child pornography. When she's sentenced in late September, she faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a statutory maximum of 30 years.
For anyone who might think these penalties to be too harsh, consider this: the two children involved in the child pornography were her twin 6-year-old daughters. That's right. Her own kids!
According to prosecutors, Wheaton used cough syrup to drug her daughters. She then used a digital camera to photograph her boyfriend while he performed sex acts on the children. Authorities subsequently found 23 images of the girls engaged in sexually explicit activity on a memory card from the camera. A second memory card with other sexually explicit photos was also found.
If it's possible for this matter to be even worse - it is. You see, Wheaton is pregnant! I'm not certain whether the father is the guy who was molesting the 6-year-olds or some other loser. Regardless, that unborn child will certainly be entering the world with quite a bit of baggage.
Speaking of baggage, can you imagine how emotionally devastating this has been (and will continue to be) for Wheaton's two daughters. I mean, imagine going through life knowing that you were molested by mommy's boyfriend while mommy took pictures!
The only good news is that Wheaton will perhaps be spending most of her remaining child-bearing years in federal prison. Don't worry, when I last checked, they don't allow conjugal visits.
As the saying goes, you need a license to catch a fish but anybody can have a child.