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Carrie Kelly Might Not Be One Of The Rare Female Child-Porn Dealers, But Her Mugshot Ain't Helping Her Case

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It's not everyday you get word of a woman being nabbed on child-porn charges, especially a woman allegedly working on her own and not with a sicko husband or boyfriend.

But in the small Brazoria County town of Richwood, police busted Carrie Louise Kelly, 29, for sending a Florida man more than 100 pictures of kids "undressing and performing sex acts," according to the Richwood PD via the Brazosport Facts.

In America, of course, we don't judge people on the basis of their mugshot alone. At least the people wearing robes don't, or aren't supposed to. The rest of us are a little freer with our rushes to judgment, and Kelly's mugshot....well, it could be Exhibit A in her trial.

Incredibly guilty look on her face? Check. Hint of a tattoo that indicates a ton of body ink? Yep. (Not that tats = child porn, of course, but they won't help with your "Porn? Me?!?" defense either when you get in front of some conservative Brazoria County jury.)

Carl Rusnok, spokesman for the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement's central region, tells Hair Balls it's very unusual to see a woman arrested on child-porn charges.

"I don't think stats exist, but I see press releases from all over the central part of the country, from U.S. Attorneys, local police, whatever, and nothing comes to mind in terms of a woman," he says. "It's all men."

ICE's child-porn press release archives tend to bear that out.

According to the Facts, Florida authorities tipped off the Richwood police. A Palm Beach cop working undercover received the pictures from Kelly, Richwood police chief Glenn Patton said.

The children in the pictures have not been identified.

Kelly does not appear to have children of her own and worked at a tattoo parlor in Clute, Patton said. When interviewed, she said some of the pictures were of herself as a child and she did not know where the others came from, he said.

Rusnok continues to be baffled by people who trade kiddie porn over the net.

"Even if the guy you're dealing with is not an undercover cop, if he gets picked up then everything you've traded with him is going to be on his computer, and they're going to come after you," he says.

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