SYRACUSE Woman Accused of Sending Child Porn to All Saints Defendant

By John O'Brien
December 16, 2016

Jason Kopp, who Kerry Smith is accused of texting child pornography to in 2014. (Chrissie Cowan | The Post-Standard)

A federal grand jury has indicted a Syracuse woman on charges of producing child pornography of a 10-year-old girl then texting it to another child pornographer.

Kerry Smith, 41, was indicted on charges of sexual exploitation of a child and distributing child pornography.

She was accused in April of sending multiple photos of a naked 10-year-old girl to Jason Kopp, including pictures of her genitalia, according to the indictment.

After Kopp was arrested in March, he told investigators he'd received sexually explicit images of a child from a woman he knew only as "Kerry B," according to an affidavit of FBI Special Agent Alix Skelton.

Investigators determined the woman was Smith by examining Kopp's phone, the affidavit said. They confronted her and she admitted she'd produced the photos and texted them to Kopp, Skelton wrote.

Kopp, 40, of Liverpool, was sentenced to 235 years in prison in September for sexually exploiting two children for the purpose of making child pornography.

Kopp pleaded guilty in May to taking sexually explicit photos of two children with help from an aide at All Saints Elementary School in Syracuse. Neither of those victims was a student at the school.

The aide, Emily Oberst, is accused of exploiting those two victims, plus a third who was a student at the school, photographed naked in a bathroom, sources have told

The charges against Oberst are pending.









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