OCALA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10)– Florida woman arrested for production and distribution of images depicting the sexual abuse of a child.
Ashley Renea Hilligoss, 37, of Citrus Springs, is being arrested on a criminal complaint. If convicted of both accounts, Hilligoss faces a maximum penalty of 50 years in federal prison and potential life term of supervised release.READ MORE: St. Pete Pier Hosts 1 Year Anniversary Event With Drone Light Show
According to the complaint, Hilligoss took sexually explicit photographs of a child to whom she had access and sent these photos to another individual over the internet.READ MORE: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Participate In Florida Association Of Police Explorers State Competition
Federal agents later searched an encrypted online file storage account belonging to that individual, which account contained copies of the photographs.MORE NEWS: Polk County Sheriff's Office Searching For Suspect In Murder
A criminal complaint is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.