The Morgantown girl accused of distribution of supplies depicting minors engaged in sexually express conduct waived her proper to a preliminary listening to scheduled for Monday morning in Monongalia County Justice of the Peace Court docket.
The case will now be transferred to Monongalia County Circuit Court docket.
West Virginia State Police had been notified of a picture allegedly uploaded by Jessica Joelle Pepper, 25, of Morgantown, to the social media and on the spot messaging platform Discord on Aug. 23. In line with court docket paperwork, the picture depicted a prepubescent feminine uncovered and in a sexual state of affairs.
The legal criticism states when police interviewed Pepper, she allegedly confirmed she had “downloaded and despatched pictures of kid pornography a number of occasions by way of Discord” and that she “repeatedly saved pictures of kid pornography earlier than sending them.”
Pepper additionally instructed police she labored with the Court docket Appointed Particular Advocate (CASA For Youngsters) Program of Monongalia and Preston counties. In line with a press release launched final week by CASA, Pepper has been let go from this system and the group isn’t conscious of any kids assigned to CASA in West Virginia who had been impacted.
She was launched from custody after posting bail.
Pepper’s mobile phone and laptop computer had been seized and despatched to the West Virginia State Police Digital Forensics Lab for evaluation, in keeping with the legal criticism. Further fees could also be added pending outcomes of the digital forensic evaluation.