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Thursday, September 23, 2021 1:00 am

Woman's recordings net charges

Sex acts in front of toddler alleged

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

A Fort Wayne woman has admitted to taking videos of herself in a sexual act in front of her son who was between 1 and 3 years old at the time. 

Ralina Diane Bennett, 27, of the 1500 block of Reed Road, got entangled in a video relationship with a friend she'd known less than 10 years ago, according to court documents. 

She was charged this week with performing sexual acts in the presence of a minor and dissemination of matter harmful to minors. 

Police obtained the videos from a man Bennett was living with at the time the videos were recorded – from January 2018 to May 2020. They were given to him by another man who claimed to have a “secret friend relationship” with Bennett. 

During the videos, the “secret friend” complained that the boy was in the same room while Bennett was self-performing sex acts, court documents said. 

When he asked Bennett if she could put her son in the nursery, she replied that the toddler “would go crazy,” if she did, court documents said. The toddler also interacted with her while the videos were recorded, the documents said. 

Bennett was released from the Allen County Jail on $5,000 bond. Her hearing is today.

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