Woman sentenced to 15 years on child sex charge
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A 21-year-old New Hampshire woman has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to the sexual exploitation of a child.
The investigation started last year when Manchester police received information from the United States Air Force that Erin Upham was communicating with a member of the armed services stationed in Okinawa, Japan.
Police said they had information the communication was of a sexual nature and involved a child. A search warrant of her laptop and cellphones showed images of her and the child engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
The airman who had been stationed in Japan, 22-year-old Eric Morrison, was sentenced last week to 17.5 years in prison. Court documents indicate Morrison directed Upham to sexually abuse the child during at least one video chat session.