The Minnesota mom accused of sending nude photos of her daughter to a man to arouse him has pleaded guilty to child pornography-related charges.
Tyna Rae Patch, 25, of Slayton, was charged with dissemination of pornographic work involving a minor, as well as possession, but had the latter charge dropped this week under a plea agreement with prosecutors in Murray County District Court, the Marshall Independent reports.
The deal also allows Patch to stay out of prison and instead serve seven years of probation, the paper adds.
According to the Forum News Service, Patch admitted to taking as many as six photographs of her naked 6-year-old daughter with her phone – and sending them to a third party she identified as a "friend" for the purpose of sexual stimulation.
The website says she will be allowed to keep her children as long as she honors the terms of her probation, which include a "pre-sentence psychosexual assessment."
Her sentencing will be handed down "at a future date," the Daily Globe says.
The publication adds Patch has a previous conviction in Jackson County for "lewd exhibition" with someone under the age of 16 present.