A babysitter sexually assaulted an 11-month-old child before sending photographs of the assault to her boyfriend, according to authorities.
Ashley Virginia Dack, 29, and Patrick Schuneman, 37, were arrested last week after another friend, whom Dack had told about the assaults, went to the Harris County Sheriff's Office in Texas.
The friend took text messages from Dack's phone after she asked him to charge it for her and when he went to authorities last October, they executed search warrants on the couple's homes.
After seizing an iPhone from one of the homes they discovered horrifying messages, investigators said, according to Click2Houston.
Ashley Virginia Dack, 29, was charged with sexual performance by a child and super aggravated sexual assault of a child. Her boyfriend, Patrick Schuneman, was also charged.
Court documents show that Dack and Schuneman were performing sex acts against innocent children, some as young as 11 months old, and would boast of their activities in sexually-explicit text messages to one another. Dack was a babysitter, giving her access to several victims.
"The defendants befriend women who have small children to gain access to the children," Tiffany Dupree, the chief prosecutor said.
Dack allegedly bragged about her exploits to a friend. The friend backed up text messages from Dack's phone after she asked him to charge it for her, then he contacted authorities on Oct. 14, 2014, and turned over the evidence, according to court documents.
Officers executed search warrants at Dack's and Schuneman's residences simultaneously. One item seized was an iPhone 4 and disturbingly graphic text messages were found.
A text message exchange between Dack and Schuneman on Aug. 30, 2012, read:
Dack: Oh honey? I never know. There is a little girl at lunch with blonde pig tails, kept dancing around on the floor. Wanted you 2 to be hiding in my car and I could bring her 2 you. Maybe 4 [years of age].
Schuneman: Would love that. Would you join us or leave us alone?
Dack: Join you. We could use the seat belt to hold her down and wrap around her neck so she couldn't wiggle because it would get tighter and tighter
Schuneman: She'd be so scared
Dack: But no one could hear her if we were in my car
Schuneman: I would hold her neck and head as you pulled her pants off