Oneida woman charged with exploiting teen now faces charges in infant's death

ONEIDA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - An Oneida woman who was already facing charges for allegedly sexually exploiting a teenager for money now faces criminal charges in connection with the death of her infant daughter.

According to a statement on the Oneida City Police Department’s Facebook page, Mandy Pope has been indicted in connection with the infant’s death.

Police say they were waiting on autopsies while engaging in multiple “in-depth joint investigations.

- NewsChannel 9 has reached out to both the Oneida City Police department and the Madison County District Attorney's Office for additional details

Pope – along with Aaron Winn – were charged in March for sex crimes involving the teenager.

Police say one of the suspects lured the teenage victim, who had sexual contact with the other suspect.

Pope – who was arraigned and jailed without bail – was charged with:

- Use of a child in a sexual performance, a class C felony
- Third-degree promoting prostitution, a class D felony
- Fourth-degree criminal solicitation, a class A misdemeanor
- Fourth-degree criminal facilitation, a class A misdemeanor
- Endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor
- First-degree unlawfully dealing with a child, a class A misdemeanor
- Prostitution, a class B misdemeanor

Winn – who was arraigned and is scheduled to appear at a later date – was charged with:

- Third-degree criminal sexual act, a class E felony
- Sexual misconduct, a class A misdemeanor
- Third-degree patronizing a prostitute, a class A misdemeanor
- Endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor
- First-degree unlawfully dealing with a child, a class A misdemeanor


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