A New Jersey teacher has been sentenced to life in jail for posting lewd photos of children on social networking sites, the New Jersey Department of Corrections announced Thursday.
Elizabeth L. Mabry, 35, was sentenced to up to 30 years in prison and ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution for each of the four images.
The pictures showed the genitals of children ranging in age from 8 to 18, authorities said.
Mabry was also ordered to surrender to authorities a GPS device she allegedly possessed with her.
She pleaded guilty to two counts of child molestation and one count of distributing obscene materials.
Maj. Brian L. Roper, director of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, said the images were “not only sexually explicit, but they were of children, including some in the state of New Jersey.”
Roper said the photos were sent to minors via social networking accounts.
The images were posted to the internet on the day the first charges were filed, he said.
The images were sent via Facebook and Twitter, he added.
Mablys attorney, Eric J. Brown, said his client was innocent of the charges and had nothing to do with the crime.
Mabbys lawyer, Robert A. Shire, said he would not comment on Mabys case.
Mabel Mabries parents have not commented on the case.