Investigators: Fort Lewis mother chatted about ‘disgusting’ dismembering fantasies, traded child porn online

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FORT LEWIS — A local mother faces criminal charges after child porn and graphic conversations describing fantasies of child rape and dismemberment were allegedly found on her computer.

Sarah Wales was charged with three counts of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child porn earlier this month in U.S. District Court. Wales, who spent time in Fort Lewis, was arrested recently in Spokane following a lengthy investigation.

According to court documents, Seattle police investigators were tipped off to Wales by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in June 2013 after she was discovered in online chat rooms discussing sex abuse and trading child pornography.

Fearing she was harming children, investigators looked further into her online messages.  Wales, under the user name “kinkchick25,” frequently discussed graphic sexual acts with other users in multiple chat rooms, and even talked about fantasies of dismembering children as young as 7 years old, court documents show. She also allegedly exchanged images and videos of child pornography on multiple occassions.

When police contacted Wales on July 26, 2013 at her Fort Lewis home, she allegedly admitted to the chat room conversations, but said they were “strictly role playing” and “disgusting” fantasies, court documents show.  Wales allegedly admitted to trading child pornography with other members of her chats, but denied manufacturing any of the photos herself, and never posted pictures of her children.

Court documents show no evidence of Wales harming her own children.

Investigators said Wales admitted to keeping between 50-75 images and about six videos of child pornography.

After more investigation, Wales was arrested earlier this month in Spokane. She will appear in front of a U.S. District judge soon.

Wales lived in Fort Lewis because her husband was deployed there, documents show.

 

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13 comments

  • Kat

    c’mon – a soldier is not ‘deployed’ to Ft. Lewis. a soldier is ‘stationed’ at Ft. Lewis. Can you people please not use reporters and/or editors who don’t know the difference???
    and… just to be CRYSTAL CLEAR – the soldier isn’t the one being arrested and/or charged with this heinous crime, correct? If not, I’m not sure what her husband’s career has to do with her filthy/disgusting actions…

    • AprilL

      I was just about to say the same thing! There is a big difference between being deployed and being stationed somewhere. Hopefully they actually read your comment so they know how dumb they look right now.

    • stardustwarrior1002

      Thank you! Jeeez don’t talk about it if you don’t know about it, and if you don’t know about it ask someone! What she did, her disgusting reprehensible actions, have not a damn mthrfcking thing to do with that soldier and his career. And knowing how the military works, he’s definitely going to receive repercussions and backlash for this. Fucking unreal.

  • Sara

    Since when is posting stupid comments about dismemberment and pedophilia a crime? Maybe she was just looking for a reaction. As far as the images of kiddie porn, most folks who surf the net a lot have images on their own computer that they did not download intentionally (via spam and malware etc) and that could explain it

    • AprilL

      Even if she was doing it to get a reaction from people, she still needs to be mentally evaluated. It’s not exactly normal to say the things she had said. She also admitted to having the child porn so she knew it was on her computer, meaning it wasn’t spam. Also, the investigators know a lot more than we do and therefore have a better understanding of what she was doing. Personally, I’m glad she was arrested because eventually just fantasizing about it isn’t enough for people like that and they start to act out those fantasies. It’s a good thing that people turned her in, it really is.

  • AprilL

    To the “news staff” who wrote this article, I think you all need to go back to school and take more English and journalism classes so you can learn the correct way to write a story.
    Also, adding more to what Kat said, there is a big difference between being deployed and being stationed somewhere. This horrendous woman’s husband was STATIONED at Fort Lewis- not deployed. Do yourselves a favor and learn the difference before you embarrass yourselves again.

  • jwlls

    This lady was my neighbor on post.. There are numerous police reports about her and the welfare of her children.. I’m really concerned about this and how unfair it is to her children.. I hope they are all 4 safe..