Valparaiso Woman Pleads Guilty to Molesting a Toddler Created by kblakeslee on 5/17/2013 4:41:33 PM
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) _ A northwestern Indiana woman has pleaded guilty to molesting a 2-year-old boy and sending photographs to her boyfriend.
Twenty-three-year-old Tara Tryon would be sentenced to 10 years in prison if a Porter County judge accepts a plea agreement. Five counts would be dropped in return for her guilty plea on felony charges of child molestation and child exploitation. The Times reports she also would have to register as a sex offender.
Tryon said she began molesting the toddler in 2010 while she was baby-sitting for him, and sent photographs to her then boyfriend, 27-year-old Ryan Schroeder.
A jury convicted Schroeder in December on 23 counts that include aiding child molestation and child exploitation. He was sentenced to 54 years in prison.