Shelby woman sentenced in bizarre porn-for-meth case.

December 19, 2016
Jennifer Wigren with her attorney, Tim Hayes.

Jennifer Wigren with her attorney, Tim Hayes.

Shelby woman sentenced in bizarre porn-for-meth case.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART — A 33-year-old Shelby woman was sentenced to serve 77 days up front of an 11-month discretionary jail term in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Dec. 19, for a conviction of using a computer to commit a crime in a bizarre case that involves pornographic photos, methamphetamine, a 4-year-old boy, a Colorado “acquaintance” and a distraught husband.

Jennifer Wigren, of 50 Woodrow Rd., pleaded guilty to the charge last month and was released from the Oceana County Jail on a personal recognizance bond to await sentencing. Judge Anthony A. Monton gave Wigren credit for 77 days served. Wigren was originally charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC).

Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon said the young boy was never harmed. “She never touched, molested, sexually exploited or abused the child,” Bizon said previously. “She did things that were very inappropriate. She was sending sexually explicit photos (of herself) in an attempt to buy drugs for herself.” The 4-year-old boy was in the background and foreground of the photos, the prosecutor said.

Wigren testified last month that she was attempting to obtain meth Aug. 3 when she committed the offense. She sent pornographic photos of herself to “an acquaintance in Colorado,” Oceana County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Craig Mast previously said, and then her husband found the photos.

Deputies responded to Wigren’s home on a domestic assault call, Mast said. The officers were advised that Wigren and her husband had an altercation after he discovered the photos. The domestic assault charge against her husband was dropped. “She admitted that she lied about the domestic altercation,” Bizon said earlier.

Wigren, who was also sentenced to two years probation, is not allowed to have a smart phone with internet access. However, she is allowed to have a flip phone without internet access. Bizon said that she currently has supervised visitation of the boy, who is related to her. It is up to the probate court to determine if she can have unsupervised contact with the child, said Monton.

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