Ooltewah woman sentenced for child sexual abuse & pornography

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – An Ooltewah woman has been sentenced to almost 20 years on child pornography charges.

35 year old Teela Moore Hendrix pleaded guilty of transporting child pornography and another of creating a video depicting sex with an animal.

Prosecutors say she abused her four year old son and the family dog and recorded both.

They say she traded the videos with someone she met online in a group on abusing animals.

“Mrs. Hendricks’ sentence reflects the seriousness of her crimes and the enduring harm
caused when offenders record and preserve their abhorrent exploitation of minors in visual
media. Thanks to a partnership between the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland
Security Investigations, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Mrs. Hendricks is now in prison, and her son is now safe,” said Acting United States Attorney Francis M. Hamilton III.

A North Carolina man was recently sentenced in a similar investigation by the same agencies.

When she pleaded guilty last year, officials say the videos were discovered after Hendrix rammed a vehicle with her husband and children inside.

In that hearing, she said she was bi-polar.

She also said it began when she met a man in North Carolina online who had recorded himself abusing his own daughter.

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