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Child Porn Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — A San Fernando Valley woman accused of being involved in a decade-old child pornography case appeared before a federal judge on Tuesday.

The arraignment for Letha Mae Montemayor, 52, was originally scheduled for Monday, but it was delayed after she suffered a seizure while in lockup.

Montemayor also had a seizure when police arrested her last Thursday outside an apartment complex in North Hills.

Her arraignment was continued to Feb. 13.

Investigators had been searching for Montemayor after they recovered a series of photos in which a man and a woman are seen molesting a girl about 13 years old.

The man from in the photographs has not been identified, nor has the victim.

It’s believed that the photos, which were widely distributed, were taken about 11 years ago at an apartment in the San Fernando Valley.

Montemayor is charged with conspiracy and production of child pornography.

Each count carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison.

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