Jennifer Mahoney, 33, of Manapalan Township admitted in federal court in Trenton Wednesday she had sexually abused the girl on multiple occasions, once using the streaming service Skype to broadcast a live video of the assault on the Internet, The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger reported Thursday. The federal complaint lodged against Mahoney in January said the approximately 4-minute-long video showed the child, apparently asleep in a bed, while Mahoney knelt beside her and sexually abused her.
On another occasion described in the complaint, Mahoney videorecorded an attack with her cellphone, while the girl was in a bathtub, and e-mailed the recording to a friend.
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman's office said Mahoney pleaded guilty "sexual exploitation of a child," which, The Star-Ledger said is the legal terminology for production of child pornography. She faces a 15- to 30-year sentence in federal prison.
Mahoney will be sentenced Aug. 22.