A Mills woman will spend at least a quarter of a century in prison after admitting that she took photos while molesting two young children.
Kelly Kay Turner was sentenced Tuesday afternoon in Natrona County District Court. She pleaded guilty in April to two counts of manufacturing child pornography and one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor.
Each of the child pornography charges carries a sentence of eight to 10 years in prison and the sexual abuse conviction carries a sentence of 25 to 30 years.
According to Assistant District Attorney Joshua Stensaas, the sentences will run concurrent to one another, in accordance with an earlier plea deal.
Turner, 26, admitted in a previous hearing that she took photos while she molested an 18-month-old girl and a young boy. She told investigators that a man named Jonathon Cummins requested she take the photos and send them to him, according to an affidavit.
Prosecutors filed seven charges against Cummins, including conspiracy to sexually exploit a child, conspiracy to commit first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, two counts of solicitation to commit sexual abuse of a minor and three counts of possession of child pornography. The maximum, collective sentence for the charges is 192 years in prison.
Cummins pleaded not guilty in May, but sheriff’s deputies say he admitted to soliciting Turner to perform the acts and send the photographs, the affidavit states.
As part of her plea agreement, Turner may be required to testify against Cummins. His trial is slated to begin Sept. 30.