A 16 and Pregnant star has been jailed for six and a half years for downloading child abuse films.
Lori Wickelhaus was jailed in Campbell, Kentucky, last week after admitting 20 counts of possessing child sex abuse material.
In August last year, Wicklehaus, 29, was charged on 20 counts for possession of a file portraying a minor in a sexual performance.
Then in May, the reality TV star pleaded guilty, according to reports.
Wickelhaus appeared on the MTV show when she was 17-years-old in an episode that focused on her decision on whether to put her baby up for adoption or not
Wickelhaus and her son Aidan ( Image: MTV)
She ultimately gave the child, a boy named Aidan, up for adoption.
As a part of her plea deal, a judge ordered that Wickelhaus receives mental health counselling, it’s claimed.
A 20-count indictment warrant was issued for Lori’s arrest on August 13, 2020, for possession of viewing matter portraying sexual performance of a minor from the dates September 23, 2019, December 18, 2019, and December 19, 2019,
The abuse films were allegedly found on an iPhone and white chrome laptop PC.
The police reportedly received a Cybertip from the Kentucky State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force when an “unknown subject uploaded images that depict child pornography to a dropbox account.”
Wickelhaus admitted to 20 counts of possessing child sex abuse material
After her arrest Lori was released on a $10,000 (£7,215) cash bond and deactivated her social media, according to reports.
In September last year she pleaded not guilty to the 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, according to a Kentucky court.
The Mirror has contacted MTV and is currently awaiting comment.
In Lori’s episode of 16 and Pregnant she gave her son Aidan up for adoption and after that spent time at Q&A Associates in West Virginia, a transitional program for young adults.
In 2012, she spoke about her struggles, saying in an interview: “Before I got here I was on a downward spiral. I had no dreams, I didn’t have any goals, I didn’t care what happened day-to-day.
In Lori’s episode of 16 and Pregnant she gave her son Aidan up for adoption ( Image: MTV)
“I’d wake up and go right back to bed.
There was nothing to get up and work for
“Now I have everything to work for. After my pregnancy, I hit a rough spot. I couldn’t really get over that I had done an open adoption with my son. I wasn’t working. I quit going to school. I knew I needed a change.
“I see a good career. A family, a nice house and a couple of animals. I really have a big dream for myself so I plan on reaching it.”
Wickelhaus welcomed a daughter called Rylynn Jo in 2013 and a son named Logan in 2014 with her now ex-fiancé Joseph Amos.