Philadelphia Woman Charged With Sexually Exploiting Her Young Daughters

One of them was just 16 months old.

On Friday afternoon, the United States Attorney in Philadelphia announced the indictment of Northeast Philadelphia mother Christine Yoder, 32, on charges that she sexually exploited her daughters, who are approximately 16 months and six years old.

According to the indictment filed in the case (below), Yoder allegedly corresponded with an undercover FBI agent in Michigan via the Internet from March through May, sending sexually explicit photos of her 6-year-old daughter and otherwise exploiting the 16-month-old girl.

The government claims that Yoder, using online names like “sexygirl32” and “freakygirl82,” sent the undercover agent pornographic photos of the 6-year-old and offered to send her to Detroit for a “sexual relationship.”

The indictment also alleges that Yoder asked the agent if he had a double bed for him and the girl to sleep in together and “that she hoped that the [agent] would get [her] pregnant one day so that defendant Yoder could be a grandmother,” it reads.

On May 22nd, Yoder allegedly gave the agent personal information that he would need to purchase an airplane ticket for the girl. Around the same time, she is charged with sending him sexually explicit messages about the child, which are detailed in the document. The indictment claims that she followed that up with “I don’t want any contact after u take her.”

Yoder has been charged with two counts of employing a child to produce images of the child engaged in sexually explicit conduct and two counts of distributing material involving the sexual exploitation of children. According to United States Attorney Zane David Memeger, Yoder, if convicted, faces a minimum of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 100 years.