Socialite Busted on Child Porn Charges

Jun 2, 2012 5:54pm

A wealthy Dallas socialite faces child pornography charges after agents allegedly found graphic videos and photos on her computer.

Authorities raided the University Park mansion of Erika Perdue, 41, in April, ABC News affiliate WFAA in Dallas reported.

Perdue allegedly admitted to FBI agents that she had distributed child pornography since 1999, according to court documents.

A cache of disturbing media, including some that showed toddlers having sex with adults, was found on the Dallas woman’s computer, according to court documents.

The FBI became aware of Perdue’s alleged collection of child pornography in January when they were able to download several images and videos  through a file sharing program. Authorities were able to track her identity and address.

Experts say it is extremely rare for a woman to be busted on child pornography charges.

“You very rarely find women who are attracted to this kind of material. I’ve never encountered one yet,” David G. Heffler, a psychologist who counsels sex offenders, told the Buffalo News in 2010.

Perdue’s trial is scheduled to begin on Sept. 10.

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