Fall River babysitter sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually exploiting children

A babysitter who sexually abused two children she was supposed to be caring for, produced videos and images of the abuse that she then shared with another person, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison, federal prosecutors said.

Nichole Cyr, 27, of Fall River, was also sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Boston to five years of probation, the U.S. attorney's office in Boston said in a statement.

“The crimes committed by Ms. Cyr are unconscionable and every parent’s nightmare," U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins said in a statement. “While a trusted babysitter, she sexually exploited two defenseless children who were 2 and 7 years old at the time. Specifically, she sexually abused the toddler on multiple occasions, documented it, and distributed that documentation.”

Cyr was arrested in July 2020 after images and video of the abuse were found on her cell phones, prosecutors said. According to the indictment, the crimes were committed between November 2019 and July 2020.

A forensic analysis revealed that Cyr had shared the material.

Cyr pleaded guilty in September to two counts of sexual exploitation of children.


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