Suffolk woman sentenced for producing child pornography

Posted at 1:47 PM, Aug 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-19 13:47:38-04

A 23-year-old Suffolk woman was sentenced Monday to 15 years in federal prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for producing child pornography and obstructing justice.

Court documents say Sierre Danyelle Halsey became involved in the conspiracy when she was contacted online by co-conspirator Robert Harold Scott, Jr under his assumed online identity “Mike Pyro.”

Officials say he set up sex parties where women would work as prostitutes. Instead of paying them, officials say he extorted the women by threatening to publish sexually explicit videos.

Investigators say Scott made even more demands of the women. He also conspired to and produced child porn with five of them. When he talked about the parties, he would sometimes ask the women to produce child porn and was very specific about what he wanted done on camera.

Halsey complied with Scott’s demands and produced child pornography on several occasions with 1-year-old and a 5-year-old.

Halsey also obstructed justice by deleting electronic evidence at the behest of Scott after he was arrested in fall 2013.

She pleaded guilty on May 5th.

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