Arizona Woman Accused of Distributing Child Porn in Nationwide Group

Arizona woman accused of sharing child porn in nationwide group

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Ashley Iverson, 33, of Page, was arrested Friday in Coconino County on charges of distributing child pornography, the television station reported. She is awaiting federal extradition.

Investigators allege that Iverson was part of a group that shared child porn online and began in Washington, D.C., KNXV reported.

The group was discovered through Kik, a social media app, the television station reported. The site allows users to remain anonymous and chat with other users privately.

According to the FBI, an agent was added to a private porn group in February. The agent is a member of the Child Exploitation Task Force, KNXV reported.

The agent wrote in federal court documents that there were 54 other members when they joined. One of the most active members was Iverson, according to the television station.

On March 11, the FBI agent said Iverson went into the group on Kik and wrote, "I've got links." Those links, according to federal court documents, "contained numerous videos of children as young as toddlers being sexually abused," KNXV reported.

The FBI agent said the children ranged in age from babies to teens, the television station reported.

The FBI has not commented on the investigation.

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