A woman in Florida was sentenced to one year in jail this week for text messages sent to the father of her baby.
Brittany Lester, 21, was also ordered to serve three years of probation in connection with the felony case. Lester, has been jailed since mid-March, after she failed to appear for a court hearing.
Cops found out about the photos from the father of the five-week-old boy. The 22-year-old man had recently broken up with Lester, but that the two had agreed to “work together for the sake of” the baby.
However, the man reported, Lester got angry with him when she examined his cell phone and determined that another woman had been calling him. Soon after the man departed a motel room where Lester had been staying with the infant (and her three-year-old child), he began receiving disturbing photos sent from Lester’s phone.
Taken inside the motel room, the 13 images showed the diapered newborn in a variety of dangerous situations, according to a St. Petersburg Police Department report. For example, the child was seen squeezed between the mattress and boxspring; “lying inside a dresser drawer crying”; lying under the bed; sitting in the toilet; and inside the trash can (both sitting and upside down).
photos, and placed a white box over the newborn’s face.