BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (FOX 2) - A Michigan woman involved in a child pornography ring has been sentenced to 25 to 70 years in prison after pleading no contest to the criminal sexual conduct of an infant girl.
The Battle Creek Enquirer reports 33-year-old Talia Furman of Springfield apologized to the court Monday in Calhoun County. A no contest plea isn't an admission of guilt, but is treated as such for sentencing.
Furman and her boyfriend, 32-year-old Matthew Toole of Battle Creek, were arrested last year on charges. He's been sentenced to two consecutive sentences of 25-70 years after pleading no contest to two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Authorities alleged the couple were involved in the sexual assault of a 3-year-old boy and an infant girl at a home in Springfield, Michigan, and at a campground. MSP investigators say the couple raped the children and also made videos over the course of the assaults.
Furman and Toole are also among several people charged with conspiring to kidnap and kill a child in Branch County.
MSP investigators said they found texts on the phones and computers of the four involved indicating the plan. According to the Enquirer, Detective Sgt. Gerald Yott said the group considered taking a child from a county fair or parking lot of a Walmart or Meijer store. He said they considered cameras at the stores and discussed best methods of destroying evidence and disposing of the body.
The plot was never carried out.
The Associated Press contributed to this report