The controversial sentencing of Kelly Lumadue
A city sanitation worker found some videotapes while on the job one day and decided to take them home. They were found to contain homemade child pornography featuring Kelly Lumadue, 21 at the time, and a 5-year old boy.
The tapes were from 1996 and had been made by Lumadue’s husband Buddy Lumadue, who had died just before she threw the tapes out.
It was alleged that her husband, whom was much older and someone she had been with since she was a teenager, had forced her to participate in the acts against the child. She had many supporters of this.
Regardless of this, Lumadue’s charge carries mandatory sentencing in Florida and she received life in prison for her role in the abuse.
(Photo from Florida Department of Law Enforcement)