A former criminal justice student who filmed herself sexually abusing a baby boy has been jailed for the sick crime.
Tiffany Meghan McClellan, 29, was sentenced to 20 years behind bars with another 20 years probation tacked on after she plead guilty to sexual battery.
The abuse occurred in Petal, Missisiippi, and her relationship to the child wasn’t revealed to protect the youngster’s identity.
Police arrested McCellan in August 2018 after police were alerted to video footage of her sexually abusing a baby on camera.
It isn’t clear how they became aware of it, but it has been alleged she filmed the abuse at the request of another person.
Petal Police Department haven’t confirmed whether they’ve arrested or charged anyone else in connection with the case.
McClellan won’t be freed until 2040 and will be locked up for her whole sentence – as well as registering as a sex offender upon her release.
Forrest County prosecutor Lin Carter credited the cops involved in the case.
The investigation was headed up by Petal Police Department Lieutenant Sammy Ray.
Carter said “nothing is more sacred that the safety” of children and added her office will “continue to prioritise the prosecution of violent criminals.”
Carter said: “I would like to recognise the great investigation in this case by Lt Ray and the Petal Police Department, which lead to rescuing an infant boy from a home where he was being sexually abused and exploited.
“This defendant will serve 20 years day-for-day behind bars. Nothing is more sacred than the safety and well being of our children.
“My office will continue to prioritise the prosecution of violent criminals, including those that abuse children.”