Charges dropped against woman accused of videotaping sex acts involving infant granddaughter
Prosecutors claim investigation revealed baby's father hatched elaborate scheme to implicate grandmother.
DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -Charges have been dropped against Lisa Williamson, a Geneva County woman arrested on allegations that she videotaped sex acts performed on her infant granddaughter.
Prosecutors now believe 20-year Steven Jackson, the child's father who also faces charges, wrongly implicated Williamson of those crimes.
Geneva County Assistant District Attorney Amanda M. Smith, in a motion, wrote that Jackson “perpetrated a very elaborate scheme using Ms. Williamson’s identification and fraudulent social media accounts to make it appear she was involved in the alleged crimes.”
Because of that motion, a judge dropped the charges against Williamson earlier this month.
Investigators first believed that Williamson made recordings of Jackson molesting the child he fathered with Williamson's daughter, then posted those videos to one or more websites.
Geneva County Sheriff Tony Helms said a tip from out of state led investigators to Williamson and Jackson who were arrested in the Hartford area on May 6, Ms. Williamson's 41st birthday.
Williamson had faced five charges.
Two charges, porn production and sexual abuse, that Jackson faces are headed to a grand jury.
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