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Roanoke woman pleaded guilty to child sexual exploitation, child pornography charges

ROANOKE, Va. – A Roanoke woman, who allegedly repeatedly abused a 5-year-old child, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke to a number of charges related to child sexual exploitation and child pornography.

Shannon Marie Bobrosky, 23, of Roanoke, pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child pornography, one count of permitting the production of child pornography involving a child she had custody or control of at the time, and one count of distribution of child pornography.

Evidence presented by the Commonwealth showed that Bobrosky sexually abused the child, took digital photographs of the abuse, and distributed the images using text message applications and other means.

According to the evidence, Bobrosky appears to have been motivated by her desire to satisfy various sexual fetishes, to include having a submissive relationship with men interested in child pornography and/or pedophilia, and seeking sexual gratification by providing such men with images of the actual or simulated sexual molestation of the child, as well as fantasies regarding the rape of the child by those men.