Amber Schmidt: Second Female Metroplex Child Porn Fan This Month
Three weeks ago we brought you the story of Erika Perdue, the wealthy attorney's wife who allegedly confessed to amassing, over a period of many years, a huge hoard of kiddy porn while her husband was off at work.
And now there's Amber Schmidt. According to a press release from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the 24-year-old Garland woman was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison last week following her January guilty plea for transporting and shipping child pornography.
According to the release, Schmidt sent child porn to fellow Garland resident Gary Lee Jackson, who is now serving 30 years for offenses related to this investigation. She reportedly told investigators that she sent the stuff to the 26-year-old Jackson because she "knew he was into that."
And investigators say that she was, too.
She reportedly told them that she knew she had to send porn in order to get porn. Some of the images depicted children engaged in acts of bondage and assorted other sadism. Chat logs with Jackson and the others in her network revealed her to be an enthusiastic recipient of such filth. According to ICE, in the chats, she continually asked for more pictures and "acknowledged how sexually aroused she was by them."
Garland PD Gary Jackson: Schmidt told agents she sent him child porn because she knew he was "into that."
The case came to the authorities' attention last year, after Jackson left his cell phone in an acquaintance's car, and the acquaintance went to police.