News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 16, 2013

Woman arrested after having child take nude photos of her

Pictures mailed to woman’s boyfriend, who is in jail

Staff Report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — A Terre Haute woman has been arrested for allegedly having a child take nude photos of her to send to her incarcerated boyfriend.

Jodi L. Roberts, 30, has been charged with performance before a minor that is harmful to minors, a class-D felony.

She appeared Monday in Vigo Superior Court 1 where her bond was set at $10,000 cash only.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Roberts had a child under age 13 take nude or semi-nude photos of Roberts that Roberts then mailed to her boyfriend, who is incarcerated in the Vigo County Jail.

Jail staff seized the correspondence containing a letter and several photos of Roberts in sexually suggestive positions. The letter used a nickname to refer to the person who took the photos. When police interviewed Roberts about the photos, she allegedly admitted that a child took some of the nude and semi-nude photos that were sent to the jail.

Roberts has another court hearing on Wednesday.