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McDowell County woman pleads guilty to child pornography

Lacosta Steele, 25, plead guilty to child pornography charges on December 1.
Lacosta Steele, 25, plead guilty to child pornography charges on December 1.(WVVA News)
Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 5:41 PM EST
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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - A McDowell county woman plead guilty to a child pornography charge on Wednesday.

Reports say that Lacosta Steele, 25, of Iager, admitted to persuading a 12-year-old girl to engage in sexually explicit conduct in October and November of 2020.

Steele admitted to sending images of the child to her then-boyfriend. She also admitted that she transported the child to R.D. Bailey Lake, and her then-boyfriend sexually abused the child.

Steele pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography. She faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, and is scheduled to be sentenced on April 4, 2022.

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