A criminal case that left the public devastated has come to an end with a hefty sentence for a woman accused of performing, recording, and distributing intimate acts she performed on a minor child and elderly Alzheimer’s patient she was taking care of. This gruesome incident serves just as another reminder that everyone should be careful when deciding who is taking care of their loved ones.
Britney Sheppard Campbell gets 25 years in federal prison
The 36-year-old Britney Sheppard Campbell was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to the production of child sex abuse materials. These incidents, per the Department of Justice, were taking place for an extended period of time from early 2014 to 2016. Court documents indicate that the South Carolina woman had agreed to create child sex abuse materials after her boyfriend requested that she do so.
During this period, Campbell was taking care of an elderly Alzheimer’s patient, but she was also babysitting an infant. On behalf of her boyfriend, she performed sexual acts on an infant, filmed the acts, and provided the images to her boyfriend. The same happened with the elderly Alzheimer’s patient who she was taking care of at the time.
This case first caught the authorities’ attention when they learned that Campbell’s boyfriend was allegedly receiving and transferring some of these materials. The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in his home, seized his personal computer, and discovered the materials. Campbell was on those materials and was seen with at least one of the victims.
Campbell’s boyfriend died before the investigation was complete
When questioned by investigators, Campbell admitted to producing those materials on behalf of her boyfriend and later giving them to him. Campbell’s boyfriend, whose identity was not disclosed by the Department of Justice District of South Carolina, died before the investigation was complete.
United States District Judge Timothy M. Cain sentenced Union’s woman to 300 months imprisonment, to be followed by a lifetime of court-ordered supervision. There is no parole in the federal system.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the U.S. Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc.
This case was investigated by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, the United States Secret Service, and the Department of Homeland Security. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Watkins is prosecuting the case.