Spokane, Washington (The Weekly Vice) - Pamela Ortega, a 30-year-old Grant County woman, has been charged with repeatedly molesting her two young children and a neighbor's two week old baby while broadcasting the abuse on live video chat.
According to authorities, Ortega sexually molested her 8-year-old daughter and six-year-old son on multiple occasions while broadcasting the abuse to men she met online via a live video webcam feed.
She also allegedly molested a neighbor's 2-week-old baby which was transmitted over video chat until the baby started crying.
Authorities say they were alerted when a European man contacted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to report that Ortega had allegedly offered her daughter to him for sex.
Detectives say Ortega admitted to sexually assaulting her children and forcing them to perform sex acts on her.
She also told detectives that during one instance, a man demonstrated sexual abuse on his own two daughters, ( ages 8 and 11), and asked her to reciprocate by molesting her own daughter.
She reportedly admitted to forcing her children to stimulate her sexually as well. The alleged sexual acts typically lasted for up to 15 minutes, according to detectives.
Investigators say Ortega admitted to setting up sexual meetings for her daughter with various men but denied following through on those plans.
She also stated that she committed the molestations because she felt peer pressured by those she met online. Investigators believe the assaults have occurred over a dozen times.
Ortega was booked in the grant County Jail on 4 counts of child rape. A federal investigation is pending and there may be other criminal charges filed. Bond has been reportedly set at $200,000.
The children have since been relocated to an undisclosed location away from the community in which their mother resided.
Any one with children that could have been a victim of Ortega's should call the Sheriff's Office non-emergency line at 509-762-1160 to speak with a deputy.
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