Mother puts newborn in toilet to snap child abuse pictures

Brittany Lester 
By: John Roberts 

A woman is behind bars after abusing her newborn baby in order to snap child abuse photos, according to police reports.

Brittany Lester, a 21-year-old stripper from Florida, is in jail for placing her baby in a variety of dangerous places inside her motel room and taking photos to send them through text messages to the baby's father.

Lester is accused of child abuse after she allegedly took her five-week-old son and placed him in the following locations in her motel room, according to police reports. She stripped her son down to his diaper and squeezed between him in between the mattress and the box spring, lying in a dresser drawer while crying, lying under the bed, sitting on the toilet and inside the trashcan upside down.

According to a crime reporting website, the father of the five-week-old, reported the photos to police. The 22-year-old man said he was no longer in a relationship with Lester, but the two had reportedly agreed to work together for the sake of the baby.

The man reported that Lester was angry with him after suspecting that he was involved with another woman. Shortly after leaving the motel where Lester and the baby were staying, he began receiving disturbing text messages from her.

The police report states that Lester took 13 pictures of the baby, including the baby in the following situations: Lying in bed with a plastic bag over his head and lying partially underneath the air conditioning unit in the motel room.

Lester also abused her baby in full sight of her 3-year-old, because she suspected that her former boyfriend was seeing another woman. Lester will spend a year in jail on charges of child abuse. The child was not physically injured during the abuse.