2 charged with child exploitation in ND
Pat Sweeney | Feb 13, 2020 AT 1:33 pm
A Velva woman and a Minot man have been indicted and detained on federal child exploitation charges.
The U-S Attorney’s Office says Katie Heidinger and co-defendant Derrick Walker each face seven counts.
The indictment alleges that Heidinger possessed numerous videos and images depicting the sexual exploitation of minor children – four boys and two girls.
Investigators allege that Heidinger was involved in a romantic relationship with Walker … and that Heidinger produced and distributed the videos and images, using the internet, at Walker’s request.
Heidinger was initially arrested and charged in McHenry County, and remains charged there with multiple counts of Gross Sexual Imposition.
Walker was arrested and initially charged in Ward County and currently has no state charges pending