West Virginia woman sentenced in infant sex abuse case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been sentenced to the maximum 30 to 60 years in prison for her role in the sexual abuse of an infant.

Roseanna Elaine Thompson, 47, of Charleston, was sentenced Friday in Kanawha County Circuit Court.

Thompson’s ex-fiancé, Richard Smith II, 41, was sentenced to up to 775 years in prison last March.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported jurors at Smith’s trial were shown videos of the molestation recorded by Smith and Thompson in 2015. The videos were found by another woman, Smith’s now ex-wife, who turned them over to police.

Thompson pleaded guilty last month to sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian, or person in position of trust. Smith was found guilty of 20 counts, including 11 counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

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