Natisha Hillard now faces charges of selling a child for sex and allowing a child to take part in child pornography. The child involved was between four and 18 months old, according to an FBI official.
The Gary woman was arrested in March, after a massage parlor owner told police that Hillard’s alleged business partner, 39-year-old Christopher Bour, had shown her child porn videos and asked her to record her having sex with a child. Bour also allegedly sent the massage parlor owner text messages in which he revealed his intentions to sexually abuse a child. One message read, “U wanna watch me play with a baby tomorrow a real one ;)”.
Bour was arrested along with Hillard and charged with producing child pornography and possessing child pornography. Investigators say they found images of Bour sexually touching a baby between 6 and 9 months old. The woman holding the baby in the photos was identified as Hillard.
Hillard and Bour both plead not guilty in June, but this week, the young woman changed her story, telling the court she met Bour through a dating site in 2011 and admitted to being the woman in the images.
She also told police that she sold her older child to Bour, a 3-year-old, when the crimes began. Bour took sexual photos of the child and allegedly paid Hillard extra to be alone with that child.
“He didn’t tell me what he was going to do with [the images],” she told law enforcement.