Ashlee Cheatham arrested for sexually abusing 3-year-old

Ashlee Cheatham mugshots (Stillwater Police Dept.)

A 19-year-old woman in Oklahoma was arrested this week for allegedly sexually abusing and taking obscene photographs and videos of her boyfriend’s 3-year-old daughter.

Ashlee Cheatham was taken into custody on Tuesday evening and charged with a spate of felonies, including one count of sexual abuse of a child under age 12 and one count of making or distributing types of obscene material or child pornography, authorities announced.

Cheatham is also facing one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and felony violation of Oklahoma’s Computer Crimes Act.

According to a press release from the Stillwater Police Department, a man went to a police department lobby and asked to speak with a police officer at about 10:11 a.m. on Tuesday.

“We had him very visibly upset and storming into our department lobby,” Luitenant TJ Low of the Stillwater Police Department reportedly told The Kansas City Star.

The man, described in the release as a “very distraught parent,” told the responding officer that he had recently met a woman from the Oklahoma City area online, identified in the release as Cheatham. He and Cheatham developed a relationship and began dating, and she eventually “became his girlfriend,” moving in with him and his 3-year-old daughter.

It was unclear how long the two were dating, but at some point in the relationship, the father began to suspect that Cheatham was up to something untoward and decided to look into it.

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