Virginia: Mom and Boyfriend filmed themselves sexually abusing toddler before his murder

A trial was set for a Virginia woman who along with her boyfriend, allegedly sexually abused her 2-year-old son before his murder in January 2019.

Kayla Thomas’ three-day trial is scheduled to begin on 20th January 2021. Thomas, 26, is not charged with Steven Meek II’s murder, but she is accused of using her son to create child pornography.

Meek was found to have died of head trauma in January 2019. Thomas’s boyfriend, McKenzie Hellman, 26, reportedly called Christiansburg police claiming Meek fell and was unresponsive. However, forensic nurses discovered evidence suggesting Thomas and Hellman were sexually abusing the toddler.

On this police reportedly located a second child in the home who was also being sexually abused. Thomas was pregnant at the time of Meek’s death. Now, Thomas is facing several charges including, committing forcible sodomy by engaging in fellatio against the victim’s will by force, threat, or intimidation; inanimate object penetration of a person younger than 13 years of age; possession and distribution of child pornography; and being a parent or guardian, commit a wilful act so gross and wanton as to show a reckless disregard for human life child neglect.