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Utah woman accused of possessing, advertising child porn; images of child rape and abuse found, police say

Butler allegedly used a social media application commonly used for sexually exploiting children
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Posted at 1:32 PM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 16:10:26-05

LAYTON, Utah — Layton Police arrested a woman Wednesday in connection with a child pornography investigation.

According to a probable cause statement, 28-year-old Mariah Butler faces 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

Butler is accused of possessing "numerous videos and images of child rape, described as prepubescent age children including infants and toddlers, who were being sexually abused by adults and other children," the statement said.

Police said Butler admitted to viewing and downloading child pornography.

FBI officials told Layton Police that Butler had been using a social media application commonly used for sexually exploiting children, the statement said.

Butler has been booked into the Davis County Jail. Her bail amount was set at $20,000.