MTV star from 16 and Pregnant charged as police find ‘child abuse images’

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A woman who starred in MTV’s 16 and Pregnant has been charged after cops allegedly found child abuse images.

Lori Wickelhaus, from Northern Kentucky in the US, was detained earlier this week.

Campbell County Police began searching her computers and phone as far back as March.

She has since been charged with 20 counts of possessing or viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

However, investigators have not yet detailed what they discovered, CBS Austin reports.

Cops received a Cybertip from the Kentucky State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force when an “unknown subject uploaded images that depict child pornography to a dropbox account," according to The Sun.

Wickelhaus will appear in the Campbell County Court on September 8 and is out on a $10,000 (£7,541) bond.

She appeared on the second season of 16 and Pregnant in 2010.

Wickelhaus placed her son Aidan with boyfriend Cory Haskett for adoption.

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However, she has since had two children.

In 2012, Wickelhaus gave an interview on her struggle with depression.

She said: “Before I got here I was on a downward spiral. I had no dreams, I didn’t have any goals, I didn’t care what happened day to day.

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"I’d wake up and go right back to bed. There was nothing to get up and work for. Now I have everything to work for.

“After my pregnancy, I hit a rough spot. I couldn’t really get over that I had done an open adoption with my son. I wasn’t working. I quit going to school. I knew I needed a change.

“I see a good career. A family, a nice house and a couple of animals. I really have a big dream for myself so I plan on reaching it.”

A year later, she gave birth to daughter Rylynn Jo, and in 2014 she welcomed son Logan.

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