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Child porn suspect 'Jane Doe', husband turn selves in

Published On: Sep 05 2012 05:41:12 PM CDT
Jane Doe Oregon child porn suspects
SEATTLE -

"Jane Doe," the woman suspected of producing child porn, and her husband have turned themselves in to police in Salem, Oregon.

According to an affidavit, Michael Serapis Freeman called police on Tuesday and said he and his wife, Michelle Lee Freeman, wished to turn themselves in. They were taken into custody at their home in Salem where investigators also rescued two minors.

Last month, federal officials issued a nationwide alert and released photos of "Jane Doe," whom they believe produced child pornography videos featuring herself and an unidentified man engaging in sexual contact with two girls aged 6 and 9.

Michael Freeman, 39, confirmed to investigators the adults seen in the pornographic photos are he and his 41-year-old wife.

"I started it. Somehow she (Michelle Freeman) got involved," he told ICE agents, adding the couple had engaged in sexual acts with two girls and each other while photographing and videotaping the acts. All the material was made inside the couple's master bedroom, he said, and "nothing was forced, no bondage, no pain and no crying."

He added he had been trading child pornography with another person he met online for approximately one month.

The case first surfaced in June 2011 when federal agents in California and Colorado served search warrants concerning the advertisement, possession and receipt of child pornography. Seized digital media contained dozens of images and video clips that depicted sexual exploitation of unidentified children. Some of the images featured the so-called Jane Doe and a man.

Michael and Michelle Freeman are both being held in jail, and due in court on Wednesday afternoon.

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