A 26-year-old woman could face life behind bars after she was charged with aggravated rape stemming from a video that, police say, shows her sexually assaulting a then 3-year-old and having sex with a dog.
Angeline Lodice of Old Jefferson, Louisiana, was charged this week with aggravated rape, sexual battery and production of child pornography, according to the Times-Picayune.
The aggravated rape charge carries a maximum sentence of life behind bars.
An arrest report filed last fall said there is footage of Lodice sexually assaulting a 3-year-old child. Another recording allegedly showed Lodice raping a dog. Sheriff's deputies said Lodice admitted she was the woman in the videos, but that she could not identify the child in the video because she "believed she was drugged."
The footage was obtained by authorities after one of Lodice's relatives sent it to the child's father and the dad called police.
Lodice's lawyer said she will plead not guilty by reason of insanity, according to the Times-Picayune.
She's expected to undergo a mental evaluation in which "doctors would attempt to determine whether Lodice knew right from wrong at the time of the crimes," the paper said.
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