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Jefferson County Woman gets 24 Years in Federal Prison for Child Pornography

(St. Louis) U.S. District Judge Rodney Sippel sentenced a Jefferson County woman to prison today.

Heather McDorman was given 24 years in a federal prison.

The 32-year-old Barnhart woman had plead guilty to five counts of producing child pornography and two counts of attempting to produce child pornography.

According to court documents, between February 1st, 2018 and March 12, 2018, McDorman, at the direction of her boyfriend and co-defendant Zachary Hamby, attempted to take pornographic photographs of children in restrooms at the South County Mall, Walmart, other area malls, park bathrooms and a church bathroom.

McDorman, at the direction of Hamby, also sexually abused a child and photographed and livestreamed some of the abuse so that Hamby could view it.

The abuse was produced using an IPhone and then mailed, shipped or transported in interstate and foreign commerce.

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