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Feds: Gary woman who sold child for porn seen in images

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Updated: April 9, 2013 11:53AM



A Gary woman accused of selling a child to make child pornography can actually be seen in the images holding the child, who is just a year and a half old, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Natisha Hillard, 24, was ordered held without bond Wednesday pending trial. She is charged with one count each of selling a child for producing child pornography and allowing a child to take part in child pornography.

According to court records, police first started investigating Hillard’s co-defendant, Christopher M. Bour, 39, of Gary, when a woman tipped police that Bour had texted her asking if she wanted to record him sexually touching a child.

An FBI agent posed as the woman and texted Bour back, who wrote that he had sexually touched a one-and-a-half-year-old child.

After police searched Bour’s residence, they discovered six images of him and a child. Female hands could be seen holding the child in each of the pictures, and in the last one, her face could be seen.

That face matches Hillard’s, according to court records. Bour told agents through his attorney that he had met the woman through a dating site and claimed that the pictures were taken in the woman’s apartment.

Bour is charged with buying the child to make the pornography.

However, federal agents think that perhaps the images were taken in his residence as another woman can be seen in other pictures, according to court records.

Bour and Hillard are scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Monday.



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