’16 and pregnant ‘star and mother of two Lori Wickelhaus, 28, pleads guilty to child pornography charge
- Lori Wickelhaus, 28, appeared on the hit MTV show in March 2010 when she found out she was pregnant at the age of 17.
- She was arrested earlier this month
- Earlier this month, Wickelhaus pleaded guilty to 20 cases of child pornography possession, according to court records
- The mother of two children was found to have the pornography on an iPhone and a white chrome laptop, news outlets report
- The Kentucky resident is currently awaiting her sentencing on June 29
’16 and pregnant ‘star Lori Wickelhaus pleaded guilty to 20 cases of child pornography possession earlier this month after an anonymous tip to police led to her arrest last year.
The 28-year-old mother of two, who appeared on episode five of the second season of the hit MTV reality TV show, entered the guilty plea on May 10 following her arrest in August.
Wickelhaus had initially pleaded not guilty to all 20 cases of possession of matter depicting a sexual depiction of a minor in September. The Kentucky resident has deactivated all of her social media accounts after her arrest, it said The sun.
Wickelhaus’ mugshot after her arrest for possession of child pornography
Authorities say they received a Cybertip from the Kentucky State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force after an “ unknown subject uploaded images of child pornography to a dropbox account, ” according to The Sun.
Police reportedly found pornography on an iPhone and a white-chrome laptop.
Wickelhausis, who has two children – daughter Rylynn, 9, and son Logan, 8 – was released on $ 10,000 bail pending her sentencing on June 29, according to the Kentucky Court of Justice website.
According to her profile on the ’16 and Pregnant’s’ Fandom wikiWickelhaus was a “17-year-old girl from Fort Thomas, Kentucky who becomes pregnant with her then-boyfriend Cory Hasket,” the website reads.
Raised by adoptive parents, Lori contemplates whether to keep the baby and feels pressure from all sides: her parents are pressuring her to put the child up for adoption, while Cory and her friends want her to keep the baby. ‘
Wickelhaus and the child’s father eventually opted to put the child up for adoption, which she said put her on a path of depression.
The then 17-year-old holds her son Aidan Elliot Benson in an episode of the hit MTV show ’16 and Pregnant ‘
‘Before I came here, I was in a downward spiral. I had no dreams, I had no goals, I didn’t care what happened every day, ” she said in a 2012 interview.
I woke up and went straight back to bed. There was nothing to get up and work for. Now I have everything to work for. ‘
‘After my pregnancy, I ended up in a difficult place. I couldn’t really get over the open adoption of my son. I wasn’t working. I have stopped going to school. I knew I needed a change, ”she said.
The 28-year-old mother of two pleaded guilty to 20 counts of child pornography possession earlier this month