Grand Chute woman charged with sexually assaulting her children

Grand Chute Police Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (WLUK/Pafoua Yang)

APPLETON, Wis. (WLUK) -- A Grand Chute mother is facing multiple charges including having sexual relations with her 2 children.

The woman appeared in Outagamie County Court Wednesday and had a $100,000 cash bond set.

"The allegation in the criminal complaint are horrific and downright disgusting," said Outagamie County Assistant District Attorney, Alex Duros. "The defendant is alleged to sexually assaulted her two children over a period of several months. Her son is 7 years old and her daughter is 6."

Not only did the criminal complaint say the suspect physically sexually assaulted her children, but allegations include there were sexually explicit online images and videos.

FOX 11 will not be identifying the woman so as not to identify the victims.

A Grand Chute officer explained what led to the suspect's arrest Monday.

"We were alerted to the situation through cyber tips from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children," said Grand Chute Officer Travis Waas.

The center reports cyber tips to law enforcement agencies.

Appleton and Grand Chute police officers identified the location of the images and the children.

"She indicated that she did this out of fear because someone pressured her into doing it, however that doesn't change the fact that she did it and is facing numerous charges," explained Duros.

The woman is facing eight counts. FOX 11 has also decided not to outline the specific charges because some of the charges may be considered too graphic.

"Right now she's facing hundreds of years in prison. Counts 1 and 2 alone each have 25-year minimum mandatory prison sentences," Duros said.

The suspect is due back in court a week from Friday.

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