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Shelbyville mom accused of sending child porn videos of her family members to suspect

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Melissa Torres and Rafael Mendoza-Anorve (Source: Shelby County Detention Center) Melissa Torres and Rafael Mendoza-Anorve (Source: Shelby County Detention Center)
Melissa Torres (Source: Shelby County Detention Center) Melissa Torres (Source: Shelby County Detention Center)
Rafael Mendoza-Anorve (Source: Shelby County Detention Center) Rafael Mendoza-Anorve (Source: Shelby County Detention Center)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Shelbyville Police say they've arrested two people after a woman claimed a man blackmailed her into producing child pornography videos of her family members.

Police say they were called on Tuesday, Aug. 11, after someone reported several videos and images of two little girls, both between the ages of 7 and 9, involved in a sexual act.

According to arrest reports, 35-year-old Melissa Torres claimed that a man, 40-year-old Rafael Mendoza-Anorve, had contacted her and tried to blackmail her into creating the videos and still images, then sending them to him. Tores allegedly admitted to doing so.

According to the arrest reports, police also interviewed Mendoza-Anorve, and he admitted to receiving the videos and images and saving them to his phone.

Both suspects were arrested. According to arrest reports, Torres was charged with three counts of promoting a minor under the age of 16 in a sexual performance, three counts of distribution of matter portraying the sexual performance of a minor and three counts of use of a minor under the age of 16 in a sexual performance. Mendoza-Anorve is charged with three counts of possession or viewing of matter portraying the sexual performance of a minor and three counts of promoting a minor under the age of 16 in a sexual performance.

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