TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey waitress cried in court as she heard a prosecutor describe allegations that she sexually assaulted a 5-year-old she was baby-sitting and streamed video of the abuse online.
Jennifer Mahoney, of Manalapan, is charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. She was denied bail Monday at a federal court hearing in Trenton.
Authorities say the 32-year-old committed numerous sexual assaults against the child, laughing while she did so and again as she streamed the video to at least two other people. They say she confessed twice to different sets of investigators.
Mahoney’s lawyer says he needs to see the evidence before deciding how to proceed.
Mahoney has been in custody since Dec. 14, the day after the videos were found on a Texas man’s computer.