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On Feb. 8, authorities sentenced an Oklahoma mother-of-three to 25 years in federal prison after she filmed herself sexually abusing her baby and sent the clips to her boyfriend.

Jerrica Lackey, 30, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a child under the age of 12 -- and in return, prosecutors dropped one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child porn as part of a plea deal, Tulsa World reports.

In addition to her 25-year sentence, she was ordered to serve 120 months of post-custody supervision.

Lackey was convicted of sexual exploitation of a child after admitting to the crime on a 911 call in May 2017.

The mother's ex-husband says he was borrowing her smartphone when he clicked on the social media app Kik.

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There, he discovered images of his then-16-month-old baby daughter being molested by her mother.

"He is shocked to see images of his 1-year-old daughter; videos and pictures of her being abused by her mother," Casey Roebuck with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said, News On 6 reports.

"To see a parent perpetrate a crime like this is tough to investigate, it's hard for all of us to understand," she added.

After confronting his ex-wife, Lackey called 911 and confessed to the crimes.

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Lackey says her new boyfriend in Florida demanded she send him the videos and would get angry and "punish" her if she did not.

One of the clips Lackey sent him depicts her penetrating the baby with her finger.

"This case is an excellent example of state and federal law enforcement working together to identify those who exploit children," United States Attorney Trent Shores stated. "We will hold those who prey on the most vulnerable in our society, and who choose to manufacture child pornography, accountable for their actions."

Lackey's neighbors were shocked when they learned about her crimes.

"We see her all the time outside with the babies, interacting with them, and she just didn't seem like she would ever do that," Tymprance Melton said.

"Just shocking, 'cause that's our neighbor," she added. "Like I said, there are babies here. Babies all around the neighborhood."

News of the crime also sickened many worldwide.

"The boyfriend in Florida should be arrested also, and whoever else in on this," commented one person in the Daily Mail's comments section. "Poor little defenseless kids being done like this by the one they trust most in the world."

"This is one of the most horridly disturbing stories I have ever read," added another

Sources: Tulsa WorldNews On 6Daily Mail / Featured Image: Pexels / Embedded Images: FTWashGuy/Wikimedia CommonsSenado Federal/Flickr

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