A Middlebrook woman pleaded guilty Friday to distributing a nude photo of a 17-year-old girl by cell phone.
Christine Renee Wymer, 35, will be sentenced in July. She faces a maximum sentence of six years in jail.
Wymer pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor and one felony count of distribution of obscene material. Two related felony charges were dropped.
Authorities said Wymer found the nude photo of the teen victim on the cell phone of Anthony Almond, 28, of Stuarts Draft. Wymer and the teen were ex-lovers of the man, authorities said.
Upset and jealous, Wymer forwarded the photo to her own phone and then onward to two other phones, including the father of the teen, authorities said.
In an interview with Augusta County Inv. Brian Jenkins, Wymer admitted to sending the photo, authorities said.
“She was angry at Almond and the victim,” said Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Robin Boylan. “She said she hoped it would embarrass the victim and cause conflict.”
The News Virginian is not naming the juvenile.
Almond was jailed in February on a reduced misdemeanor conviction of contributing to the delinquency.
Boylan said the Commonwealth did not seek a felony conviction for Almond, as it did for Wymer.
“I can say that that was a prosecutorial decision,” he said. “There was one picture on the cell phone and that picture was distributed to two or more people.”
Authorities said the photo was taken by Almond with the teen’s permission in June at the home of Tasha Rhianne Lloyd, 27, of the 200 block of Falling Rock Drive in Stuarts Draft.
Lloyd later pleaded guilty in Augusta County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court to a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, court records state. Police said she provided marijuana to the teen.
A judge sentenced her to four days behind bars.
The teen victim was so shaken by the photo being sent to her parents that she attempted suicide, which spurred the investigation, authorities said.
Five days before the photo was snapped, Wymer pressed a misdemeanor assault charge against Lloyd for a McDonald’s drive-thru threat, according to court records.
That assault case has not yet been heard in court.