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Cheney woman accused of sexually abusing her young child during a video chat

From staff reports

A 40-year-old Cheney woman was arrested April 24 on suspicion of sexually abusing her four-year-old child during a live video chat.

The woman, who the The Spokesman-Review did not name so as to protect the identity of the victim, is charged with promoting commercial sex abuse of a minor. Her bail was set at $100,000.

In exchange for money the woman said she needed for rent, according to court documents, she allegedly engaged in sex acts with the child on a live video chat, which was watched by two men she met on Craigslist.

One of the men, a convicted sex offender, tipped off investigators to the woman’s alleged behavior, according to court documents.