Hampton woman charged with federal sex crimes involving children

3:16 pm | July 17, 2013

Sheriff Chris Mathes said Wednesday that explicit photographs reportedly found in the possession of a Hampton woman constituted the “worst case of sex abuse (he’s) ever seen.”

Crystal Poore

Crystal Poore

Mathes said Crystal Renee Dawn Poore was taken into federal custody Monday after an investigation by his department initiated by a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The sheriff said investigators discovered numerous photographs depicting Poore’s three children — 2, 6 and 8 years old — involved in various sexual acts.

Mathes said Poore will face both federal and state charges in the alleged incidents, including aggravated rape of a child, rape of a child, aggravated sexual assault and incest.

She will first face her federal charges and then be remanded to the custody of local authorities.

For more information, read tomorrow’s edition of the STAR.

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